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Shreyas Santosh Iyer
Printed on: Mar 01, 2022
Group Indian batter and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer has described himself as a participant’s captain. The 27-year-old was in super kind in the course of the recently-concluded T20I collection in opposition to Sri Lanka at residence. He hammered three consecutive half-centuries and was unbeaten on all three events. Shreyas walked away with the Man of the Sequence award for scoring 204 runs within the three-match collection.
The batter, who was bought by KKR for Rs 12.25 crore on the mega public sale in Bengaluru, instructed the franchise’s web site that he could be coming in with a a lot completely different mindset now. He commented, “I am now extra mature and skilled when it comes to my decision-making and captaincy abilities. Actually ready eagerly to work with each particular person within the workforce, and construct that synergy which might actually assist the workforce carry out at a unique degree. I am simply going to like the duty, and I thrive beneath stress.”
The 27-year-old added that, for him, being a part of the KKR household is a gigantic feeling. He stated that he appreciates the work executed by all the good gamers previously and want to comply with in the identical footsteps. Shreyas continued, “Personally, I really feel that I am a participant’s captain and I wish to create an environment the place all of us are pondering in direction of one aim, which is profitable.”
Requested what sort of interplay he had with New Zealand legend and KKR coach Brendon McCullum, the captain stated, “Brendon McCullum as a coach I really feel could be very aggressive. Even while you noticed him enjoying for his nation (New Zealand), he was somebody who was very aggressive and he’s type of a risk-taker.”
“And I completely love that. Clearly, I’ve had few interactions with him after the public sale. He is received that calm demeanor and I am actually wanting ahead to working with him, and to have some very profitable seasons for KKR over time,” Iyer added.
The Indian batter led Delhi Capitals (DC) to their first-ever IPL last in 2020, once they finally went all the way down to Mumbai Indians. Iyer missed the primary half of IPL 2021 as a consequence of a shoulder harm. He returned for the second half, however was not named captain as Rishabh Pant continued within the position. Iyer thus determined to go into the public sale and was among the many costliest buys.
KKR’s squad for IPL 2022: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan
–By A Cricket Correspondent