Team India batsman Shreyas Iyer has expressed his thoughts on how he thinks he has done enough to lockdown India’s number 4 batting slot.
The Mumbai-born cricketer also added that he feels the debate should end now but he would not mind batting further up or down the lineup, depending what the situation demands.
“I have told this in many interviews. There should be no more questions asked about India’s number 4 batting slot. If someone has played on that position for a year then he has secured that spot. Good feeling about securing the number 4 spot. You need to be flexible but I feel I can bat at any position depending on the condition,” Shreyas Iyer said in a Live Instagram session with Delhi Capitals,” Shreyas Iyer told in an Live Instagram session with Delhi Capitals.
Since 2018, Iyer has smashed 398 runs at an average of 56.85 while batted at the number 4 position on 9 occasions for Team India.
The 25-year-old first came into the limelight after Delhi capitals (formerly known as Delhi Daredevils) in 2015 dropped Rs 2.6 crore in the auction but his campaign came to an unfortunate end due to a finger injury which also threatened to jeopardise his entire debut season.
“I scored 439 runs with a fractured finger. Garry Kirsten said you can hide somewhere in the field and bat for us. He wanted me to play. I could have done anything for the team. Not many know about this story,” he said.
Iyer also spoke very highly of his Team India skipper Virat Kohli, comparing Virat to a ‘lion’ and claimed that he has the enthusiasm of a debutant in every game.
“Virat Kohli is a role model for all the youngsters in the team. The hunger he shows is great, he is like always playing like his first match. He is like a lion, his energy never goes down.”
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in India, the central and state governments are respectively amping up all of their efforts to check potential contamination.
The BCCI also had to postpone the kick-off of the Indian Premier League (IPL) until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.