The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a super platform for younger cricketers to get spotted thru their efficiency. One such participant who’s benefiting from it’s Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer. The 26-year-old was once roped in by means of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) earlier than the second one segment of IPL 2021 started. Significantly, Iyer is an all-rounder -he is a left-handed batter and bowls along with his proper hand. Iyer scored a quickfire with unbeaten 41 in his maiden IPL recreation towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) previous this week, and has bettered his efficiency with a maiden IPL 50 plus rating to lend a hand his staff sign in a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in Fit 34 of IPL 2021 on Thursday on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The southpaw’s blistering 30-ball 53, peppered with 4 fours and 3 maximums, ensured his staff chased down the objective of 157 in simply 16 overs. Iyer additionally performed the very best foil for Rahul Tripathi all the way through their 88-run second-wicket partnership which in the end took the sport clear of the protecting champions very early in the second one half of.
After his excellent knock, former India global Parthiv Patel mentioned that he sees sunglasses of Yuvraj Singh in Iyer’s fearless taste of play. Additional commending the 26-year-old’s efficiency, Patel even mentioned that he was once amazed by means of the extent of adulthood the debutant confirmed for KKR.
The previous cricketer-turned-commentator Patel chatting with Superstar Sports activities mentioned, “We do discuss numerous obstacles however the adulthood that Venkatesh Iyer confirmed was once excellent”. The 36-year-old Patel added that Iyer isn’t even an “India A participant” and he’s anyone who has now not performed “global cricket”.
Praising Iyer’s shape, Patel additional mentioned that the some of the good things about teen is his skill tobat around the line-up from opening to coming down the ranks and he can bowl as smartly. “I feel there may be numerous Yuvraj Singh in him,” Patel added.
Former England spinner Graeme Swann additionally joined the bandwagon and lauded Iyer for his “swag” whilst batting and felt that the left-hander must have were given the Participant of the Fit award, at the post-match display.
After a disappointing run within the first-half of IPL 14, Eoin Morgan-led KKR now have back-to-back wins within the UAE leg and feature moved to the fourth spot within the issues desk.