Venkatesh Iyer Revealed Important Tips He Received From Virat Kohli

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Kolkata Knight Riders’ batsman Venkatesh Iyer has impressed one and all with his all-rounder performances. It won’t be wrong to say that Iyer was the biggest find of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). The talented all-rounder, who didn’t feature in the Indian leg of the IPL 2021, put on some stellar performances in the UAE leg and turned the fortunes of his team Kolkata Knight Riders.

His stunning performances in the Indian Premier League have earned him a maiden call-up in the national team, Iyer has been named in the 16-member squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand, which will kickstart from November 17.

Venkatesh Iyer Revealed Important Tips He Received From Virat Kohli

With the next world cup being just a year away, this is the perfect opportunity for Venkatesh Iyer to outshine with his performance against the Kiwis and cement his spot in India’s first-choice playing XI. The selectors would be looking forward to grooming the all-rounder for the upcoming challenges. The talented cricketer was also a part of the net players that the Indian team had assembled for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.

Recently, in an interview with, Venkatesh Iyer revealed some important pieces of advice he received from Virat Kohli. He revealed:

“During the nets sessions, I had interactions with most of the senior players. Virat bhai said just be focused on what you are doing. He also said you are doing good and keep performing and keep working hard. He asked me to keep focusing on my game. I will remember those tips from Virat bhai forever,”

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s tenure as the skipper of India’s T20 team came to an end on Monday. Rohit Sharma has been named as the skipper of Team India for the upcoming series against New Zealand. During the interview, Iyer also expressed how is keen to learn under the Hitman. He said:

“I am really excited to play under Rohit bhai. I am really looking forward to it. He is such a great player. The team looks really strong. I am sure we will perform well. It will be a huge learning experience as well and it will be exciting to play under Rohit bhai,”