Shreyas Iyer Reveals How He Handled The Short-Pitched Stuff From Sri Lanka
India’s talented batter Shreyas Iyer emerged out as the star of India’s remarkable victory in the just-concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka at home, having scored back-to-back half-centuries, at a fiery strike rate. On Sunday, during India’s last and the final T20I match against Sri Lanka, Iyer scored another half-century to help the Indian cricket …
India’s talented batter Shreyas Iyer emerged out as the star of India’s remarkable victory in the just-concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka at home, having scored back-to-back half-centuries, at a fiery strike rate.
On Sunday, during India’s last and the final T20I match against Sri Lanka, Iyer scored another half-century to help the Indian cricket team register a 3-0 series triumph in Dharamsala on Sunday.
During the 3rd T20I, walked into bat at number 3 held the fort for India alongwith Ravindra Jadeja, and ensured to take the side home over the line yet again. Shreyas played an unbeaten knock of 73 runs, smashing 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Shreyas got this opportunity to represent the Indian side in the t20I team after Virat Kohli was rested for the series. In the four matches hence – one against West Indies and the other three against Sri Lanka – Iyer scored Iyer scored 25 off 16, 57 off 28, 77 off 44 balls and 73 runs off 45 balls, respectively.
Shreyas Iyer scored three unbeaten fifties in all three matches of the series. All these knocks came at a terrific strike rate of over 150 and scored a boundary every 4.2 balls. With this, he also became the highest Indian run-scorer in a 3 match bilateral T20i series, with 204 runs to his name. Iyer was eventually declared as the player of the match and series for his stellar performances.
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— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) February 27, 2022
Later, during the post-match presentation, Shreyas Iyer talked about his performance and said all three knocks against Sri Lanka were special. He said:
“All three knocks were special, but yesterday’s – coming in at a crucial moment, I’d pick that. Only require one ball to get into form as long as you’re keeping your eyes on the ball and playing it on its merit. The wicket was little two paced today compared to yesterday. Was playing on the merit. Outfield is so fast, just had to hit gaps. Been a rollercoster journey after my injury. Real test of you is during rehab sessions.”
Further, he also talked about how he prepared to face short balls. Talking about the same, he said:
“I haven’t worked anything on short ball – it’s just about the mindset and I have reached this level by playing short balls”.