Shreyas Iyer is emerging as a great talent and one of the cricketers to look out for. Iyer first grabbed headlines when he was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils for a whopping 2.6 crores. That is just a small proof of the talent of the young batsman.
Iyer has had a fantastic First class season with recently turning the game around for Mumbai against the Railways. Iyer made an instrumental 95 runs after the first wicket went down for Mumbai at 19 runs. Iyer;s innings stabilised the game and brought a victory for Mumbai. In his recent matches, he has knocked up scores of 173 against Baroda, 200 against Punjab and 83 against Tamil Nadu scoring a total of 633 runs in his last 5 matches. Rightly so he has been compared to Sehwag by Rohit Sharma who said “I had heard from people in our (Mumbai) dressing room that he’s been in good nick. I’m glad about the way he is batting. I was enjoying it from the other end. He reminded me of Sehwag a little bit because that’s how he used to bat. He batted pretty well. Whatever he’s been doing of late, it’s pretty good to see that”
In his recent interview, Iyer talked about his success saying that amidst all the praise he has managed to stay on the feet and has not changed much. He said, “Before the IPL, the girls who I used to message didn’t care to reply. After the IPL, the same girls who used to talk to me occasionally started messaging me every day. After that, I stopped talking to them!”
Inspired by the likes of Usain Bolt and Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Iyer’s story has also been inspirational.a powerhouse of talent an international call is on the cards. Till then Iyer will continue to wow us with his batting in the IPL and the domestic arena.