“Leaving the ball would bore me,” says Shreyas Iyer

“Leaving the ball would bore me,” says Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is going to play aggressive cricket in any circumstance. In order to get ready for the five-match Test series against England that begins next week, the Indian batsman returned to the Ranji Trophy after a five-year hiatus. He warmed up with a run-a-ball score of 48 during Mumbai’s 10-wicket victory over Andhra at home.

In the one opportunity he had to bat in the first day of the match, Iyer batted at No. 5, and he was unfazed by the Andhra quicks’ “negative” bowling, which involved going around the wicket and occasionally pitching it short. Up to 75% of Iyer’s runs came from the leg side, and he only hit one of his seven fours on the off side. Iyer flicked the full deliveries and pulled the shorter ones.

Following Mumbai’s victory, he declared, “I’m going to play attacking irrespective of the situation.” Additionally, you need to lead your team to a certain point when you bowl defensively and defensively in the beginning in order to score runs. That was my way of thinking, which is why I persisted. Yes, regardless of the score, I was satisfied with my knock.

“[As] I said, they were bowling defensive and they didn’t let me play to my strengths. Even though they started with the short balls, I was able to execute them for boundaries and get a lot of runs out of it. Again, they were bowling negative so there was literally no scope to…other than leaving the ball.

Shreyas Iyer Career Records

Top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer can combine power and finesse in his attacking strokes.

When the Delhi Daredevils paid Rs 2.6 crore (roughly US$416,000) for him at the 2015 IPL auction, he gained national attention. He earned the IPL Emerging Player of the Year title and scored 439 runs that season, showing that he was willing to repay the faith. He established himself as the team’s captain and scorer of more than 400 runs per season for them four times during the next six seasons.

Iyer advanced through the Under-19 ranks and helped India finish fifth in the 2014 World Cup playoffs by hitting back-to-back fifties. He made his first-class debut for Mumbai the next domestic season, and after a lukewarm stint in the middle order, was promoted

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