Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer was last seen in action during the Test series against Bangladesh. The right-handed batter literally had a superb outing as he finished the two-match Test series as the second-leading run-getter.
The star batsman aggregated 202 runs at an average of 101 wherein he slammed two fifties in the series and deservedly missed out on scoring a century twice. He registered his best score of 87 in the series wherein he smacked 24 fours and 2 sixes to his name.
Notably, it helped Team India churn out a perfect result as they won the game by three wickets. Team India also won the series by 2-0 to keep their WTC final hopes still active and alive.
Shreyas Iyer will be back in action for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The right-handed batter is not listed in the T20I series but will feature in the 50-over format. The BCCI wants its star batters to focus on ODIs, keeping the ODI World Cup 2023 in mind.
Sri Lanka’s tour of India comprises 3 T20Is followed by 3 ODIs. The first T20I is slated to begin on January 4, Tuesday. The T20I opener will commence at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On the other hand, the ODI opener will begin on January 10. The game will kick off at Barsapara Stadium in Assam.
Shreyas Iyer opens up on his first-ever meeting with Sachin Tendulkar
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer has now opened up on his first-ever meeting with Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar. Besides that, he also spoke about their first candid conversation where he said that Sachin Tendulkar is pretty much obsessed with cricket.
Shreyas Iyer recalled the first time when he met legendary Sachin Tendulkar as direct interaction happened in the Ranji Trophy final. Iyer said that he was only 14 years old when Sachin Tendulkar came to Bandra Kurla Complex and gave much-needed motivation for a tournament.
Iyer literally asked the Indian icon about the batting technique and stance which keeps changing from time to time in matches. “I was 14 years old and Sachin Tendulkar sir had come to BKC to give us motivation for a tournament. That was the first time I ever met him and a one-on-one chat happened in the Ranji Trophy final. We had a brief chat and I asked him about technique and stance, which keeps on changing during matches. I asked Sachin sir, “what should I do?”
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar came up with a perfect response to Shreyas Iyer’s question. “Dekh Shreyas, which you feel is perfect for that day, that is the right thing to do,” Shreyas Iyer said what Sachin Tendulkar told him in an interaction with Mashable India.
“Sachin sir is so obsessed with cricket. He will keep on speaking only, he will give you so many tips. Shreyas Iyer further said, “do whatever you feel comfortable with on that particular day.”