Shreyas Iyer has been in good touch for the Indian team after been confirmed by the team management to be the long-term no.4 spot holder in the batting order. He had a good run against the West Indies team in the ODI series at home. But saw a decline in performance against Australia, who came to the Indian shores next.
He had a visible discomfort against short bowling and was not looking good against genuine pace, even on Indian pitches. There were voices starting to raise against his inclusion for the tour of New Zealand, given the swing, movement and bounce produced by the Kiwi pitches and whether he will be able to cope with the same. However, he answered in majestic fashion in the first T20I in Auckland with match-winning innings.
Ranveer Singh praises Iyer, says Pardes mein aag laga di Shreyas Babu
Meanwhile, Iyer’s innings got praise from Bollywood Star Ranveer Singh, a huge cricket fan himself. The actor had posted a photo of himself in a new outfit and Iyer had commented on it saying, “aag hai bhai.” To this, Ranveer replied and praised Iyer’s tremendous batting and commented,” Aag to tumne lagayi hai pardes mein Shreyas Babu.”
Ranveer Singh will be playing Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s sports movie based on the Indian team’s 1983 World Cup win in England, where they defeated two-time winners and favorites West indies two times in the tournament, including once in the finals, defending only 183 runs. Kapil Dev himself starred picking one wicket and taking one of the greatest catches ever, that of a dangerous looking Viv Richards, to bring India back into the match.
Shreyas Iyer plays an amazing knock
He had come into bat when India had lost Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, after Kohli-Rahul’s 99-run partnership had set a good second half chase for the remaining batsmen. India still needed close to 90 runs when Iyer, along with Shivam Dube and Manish Pandey steered the team towards a brilliant victory, chasing 204-run target against a capable New Zealand bowling attack.
Iyer scored 58* in just 29 balls at a strike rate of 200 with 5 fours and 3 sixes and took the team to a 6-wicket win over New Zealand, who had taken full advantage of a jet-lagged Indian bowling attack. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Colin Munro had slammed half-centuries each with Guptill making 30 to put on 203 runs on the board.
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