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Handscomb: Baggy green debut was special


Victorian batsman Peter Handscomb considers his debut for the Australian Test team in Adelaide last week as a very special moment in his career.

The 25-year-old scored a half-century in his first ever innings in the baggy green, before hitting the winning runs in the second innings to give Australia a consolation victory against the visiting South Africa.

Handscomb says that he will always remember the moment he was presented his cap by former Test cricketer Chris Rogers before the match, and hopes that this is the start of a long future in the national team.

“It was obviously a very special moment,” Handscomb said on SEN Breakfast.

“Just to see how nervous (Rogers) was and how much it meant to him was amazing.

“Just to get it from him and learn a bit about it was pretty cool.

“(Playing for Australia) sits pretty well. Obviously not used to it but hopefully can get used to it. It was pretty nice.”

Handscomb says that the win in day-night Test match was an awesome way to start his Australian Test career, and is supportive of the controversial pink ball used in the game.

“Obviously the Adelaide test is a pretty good test in its own right…always up and about,” he said.

“The pink ball seemed to hold up alright. It’s obviously getting better and better over the years as we play more games with it and start to understand how it behaves and how we can make it better.”

SEN Breakfast

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