“Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas Iyer,” says Ravi Shastri
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes captaincy naturally comes to Shreyas Iyer, who has been affected in his first IPL edition as KKR skipper while Ian bishop backed Shreyas to come back stronger after back-to-back defeats in the last two games.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes captaincy naturally comes to Shreyas Iyer, who has been affected in his first IPL edition as Kolkata Knight Riders Captain.
Shreyas was given the opportunity of Captaining the KKR ahead of the IPL 2022 and the Mumbaikar has done a decent job so far, with his team winning three and losing as many matches from six outings.
He is not performing well with the bat in the ongoing IPL tournament but the talented India star has been confident while leading the team. He was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 12.25 crore in the IPL mega auction.
Shastri state that Shreyas will only get better and better as the mega event progress. While talking on Star Sports, Shastri said,
“Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas. Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don’t feel like he’s leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he’s been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts.
“His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter. At the same time, he’s aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title.
“I’ve liked the way he’s spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he’s clear with his plans. I am convinced he’ll go a long way.”
Former West Indies legend player Ian Bishop has backed Shreyas to come back stronger after back-to-back defeats in the last two matches because he acquired a good brain and also has the support of some seasoned campaigners.
“I think despite suffering back-to-back defeats, Shreyas can regather his troops and bounce back. When he became captain of the Delhi Capitals, he just got them better and better with every season,”Bishop said.
“It will take him a little settling period here (at KKR) but he’s got some seasoned campaigners around him. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are experienced players. Coach Brendon McCullum is also very experienced. So I do not doubt that Shreyas will get the guys going.”