IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer gets batting tips from Virat Kohli – Who wouldn’t want to get batting tips from the world’s best? KKR’s youngster Venkatesh Iyer, who shined on his debut too didn’t want to leave the chance. After an impressive 41-run knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday, he approached Kohli to improve his techniques.
Venkatesh Iyer, the Madhya Pradesh batsman, has warmed the KKR bench since joining the franchise and finally got an opportunity on a difficult wicket to bat on. But not for a moment did he look nervous. He went on the offensive from the word go taking on Kyle Jamieson and Mohammed Siraj as KKR chased down an easy 93-run target in just 10 overs.
IPL 2021: After the match, Virat Kohli was seen speaking to Venkatesh Iyer and giving him advice on footwork, invaluable tips from the Indian captain.
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IPL 2021: Later, KKR skipper Eoin Morgan lauded the 26-year-old’s efforts and congratulated him on an impressive batting performance.
“Venkatesh Iyer, the way he came in and played was outstanding. Certainly, the brand of cricket we want to play. Playing under head coach Brendon McCullum, this is the aggressive nature of cricket we want to play. Although he was aggressive, he managed to control his innings. His opening partnership with Shubman Gill was beautiful to watch,” said Eoin Morgan said at the post-match press conference.
IPL 2021: Who is Venkatesh Iyer?
Iyer, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit, had already made his T20 and 50-overs debuts for the Madhya Pradesh senior team and was captain of the state’s Under-23 team.
IPL 2021: In February this year, the opener played scintillating innings of 198 runs against Punjab in the List A tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy. He hit 20 fours and 7 sixes. He scored 273 runs in five matches of the tournament. During this, his strike rate was 124, while the average was 55.