But then captain Ajinkya Rahane decided to take on additional bowlers. Shreyas makes his debut four and a half years later when the same Rahane becomes captain. Rahul Dravid has coached Shreyas while playing for Delhi Capitals and the Indian and U19 teams. This belief has now paid off.
Dravid aims to develop Shreyas as a substitute in the aging Indian midfield. Although he relies on Hanuma Vihari, who has shown his courage in the tests, Dravid relies on Shreyas.