10 Best Tweets On Shreyas Iyer’s Fighting Knock Against Sri Lanka

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10 Best Tweets On Shreyas Iyer’s Fighting Knock Against Sri Lanka

Shreyas Iyer’s excellent game against spin is well-known. It was once again evident during his brutal knock against Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the Bangalore Test when he scored more than one-third of the team’s total on a turning, treacherous, pitch that offered inconsistent bounce to the Lankan bowlers. Shreyas Iyer may have missed …


10 Best Tweets On Shreyas Iyer’s Fighting Knock Against Sri Lanka

Shreyas Iyer’s excellent game against spin is well-known. It was once again evident during his brutal knock against Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the Bangalore Test when he scored more than one-third of the team’s total on a turning, treacherous, pitch that offered inconsistent bounce to the Lankan bowlers.

Shreyas Iyer may have missed his century by 8 runs, but his 92-run knock, which came off 98 balls and included 10 fours and four glorious sixes, received a standing ovation from the heavy  crowd at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for the fans knew that it had been a difficult surface to even survive, let alone bat and score runs.

Batting at number 6, Iyer came in at a score of 86/4, having just seen Virat Kohli, the master batter, rendered standstill at a ball that scooted lower than Kohli’s bat could reach. However, Shreyas Iyer wasn’t frittering around with the bad balls – and they were aplenty from the Lankan bowlers – and pounced on every err in line or length.

He cut and lofted spinners Embuldeniya and Jayawickrama for his first three boundaries before whipping the former through mid-wicket for another. Despite losing Rishabh Pant at the other end, Iyer kept on the charge- knowing that that one delivery with his name on it could be coming any time.

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A patient steer behind square, a half-tracker being put away. Then came the big hits. With a couple of maximums running down off Dhananjaya de Silva – with the second one hitting the stadium roof – Iyer brought up his fifty off 54 balls. Took out his helmet. Bat and helmet raise, how when a batter scores a century. On this spiteful pitch, his fifty may have already won India the game.

It is also to admit that Sri Lankan bowlers were plainly awful. More long hops, full balls, poor line – Iyer punished them duly. The two left-arm spinners further conceded a six each on either side of a catch being spilt. Finally, Jayawickrama would dismiss Shreyas Iyer, when the batter jumped out of his crease again looking for his fifth six with India nine wickets down and was stumped.

Shreyas Iyer, who had hit a century on his debut Test last year, garnered all the applause from fans and experts on social media.

Here are some of the best tweets extolling Iyer’s thunderous knock:

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