After peeling off runs over the last couple of years, Mayank Agarwal finally got to make his debut in the third Test of the ongoing series against Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. For a man who has made it a habit to score big in domestic cricket, Agarwal looked very much the Test opener on his first dip in international cricket.

He brought up his maiden 50 and when he finished his innings, had broken several records already. However, his first-class numbers were a matter of humour for Australian commentator Kerry O'Keefe, as he took a dig at the Indian first-class cricket system.

Agarwal scored his maiden 50

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank AgarwalIANS

He claimed that Agarwal may have scored his triple century against 'some canteen staff or waiters,' referring to the Indian domestic bowlers. In a later stint, former Australian batsman Mark Waugh also said that "his average in India is 50 which is like 40 in Australia."

Twitter was quick to spot this rather casual remark and criticised the comment for trying to demean the Indian domestic setup.

"It was a tremendous feeling to get the India Test cap. I had a lot of emotions (running through mind) when I got the cap. I will cherish it for the rest of my life. The first thought was 295 (his India cap number)," Agarwal said after his impressive 76 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

"It wasn't easy to get hold of those emotions and focus there, but it needed to be done. I just stuck to my plans and just kept telling myself, "there is a plan that I have to go through and I am just going to stick to that". Even though it was overwhelming, it was good and I am happy with the way I started," he further added.

India finished the day on 215/2 with captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the crease.