Dom Bess, the 20-year-old off-spinner for Somerset in the domestic cricket back in England, has come out and hailed his call-up to the England Test team for the first Test match against Pakistan at Lord's, as the moment he will never forget in life. He is the sole spinner in the 12-man squad and so, is likely to make his debut immediately.
Bess was shopping furniture for his new home when he received the call which had the National Selector Ed Smith on the other end.
He has been quoted saying about the development that, "I was in IKEA with my girlfriend. I've just bought a house so we were looking at a few things, having a browse, then Ed phoned me up,"
"I didn't have his number so I didn't know who it was. He told me that I'd been included and all I said was 'wow'! I didn't have any other words, I couldn't believe it. Alex Davies from Lancashire played a prank on me earlier in the day and pretended he was in the squad, so I thought I must have missed out as I hadn't heard anything."
Bess straightaway gave a call to his father to tell him the news, he said, "I phoned him(his father) straight away. I think it was a very proud moment for him, he's always backed me no matter what. I think he couldn't sleep last night because the squad was getting announced and he knew there might be an opportunity for me. It makes me feel emotional"
"My grandfather passed away when I was 10 and he was always one of my biggest fans, so it makes me quite emotional when I think about him too. He's probably looking down feeling very proud. It's a very proud moment for the family. I've got three older cousins and we are quite a big sporting family. To finally get someone who could get an England cap would be an amazing achievement for us."