Dhusar Chatterjee will be joining Black Caps cricket captain Brendan McCullum for the coin toss this morning for the test match between New Zealand and West Indies at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The 9-year-old Hillcrest Normal School student received the news yesterday afternoon, when Black Caps opening batsman Peter Fulton knocked on his classroom door.
"It was really exciting," Dhusar said. "I didn't know what was happening."
A leg-spin bowler and opening batsman for Hillcrest Normal, Dhusar is a fan of Ish Sodhi, but also of Nathan McCullum.
Dhusar was nominated by his father Rajesh for the ANZ-run competition to partake in the coin toss.
He is a huge Black Caps fan and said he often got up early in the morning to watch matches when the Black Caps were playing overseas.
Peter Fulton was hoping Dhusar would bring some good luck to the Black Caps at the toss.
"Have you been practising?" he asked.
"We need you to bring us some luck."
Unfortunately for Dhusar, he won't be able to spend the whole day at the cricket, having to return to school for an assembly this afternoon.
- Waikato Times