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I Have Improved A Lot As A Batsman: Shreyas Iyer

After piling up tons of runs in the domestic circuit, right-hand batsman Shreyas Iyer earned his maiden call-up to the Indian ODI team for the 2017 home series against Sri Lanka. He composed an excellent 88-run knock in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, which in turn helped him to find a place in the Indian squad for the following ODI series in South Africa. After a decent performance in the Rainbow nation, it seemed like Iyer will certainly be a key contender in the team’s scheme of things for the 2019 World Cup. However, post that South African tour, the Mumbai batsman suddenly found himself out of the reckoning.

Shreyas was overlooked for the following ODI series in England, Australia and New Zealand. Although in this period, his performance at the domestic level has not been affected. He recently played two fabulous century innings in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament and he is currently the highest run-getter in the competition with an impressive tally of 298 runs at a phenomenal average of 99.33.

I just want to concentrate on my present cricket says Shreyas Iyer

During a recent conversation, Shreyas mentioned that he totally wants to forget his first stint with Indian cricket. He revealed that he only wants to focus on the present. “It is all past. I just want to forget it and concentrate on my cricket and perform,” quoted Shreyas Iyer.

I have realized my strengths and weaknesses

Iyer will also be leading the Delhi Capitals team in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also captained the team in the second half of the previous IPL season as well. The right-hander revealed that the captaincy stint has improved his skills as a batsman.

“You become mature and you start taking responsibility as an individual. Other players also look up to you as captain and they start respecting you. I think I have improved a lot as a batsman and I have realised my strengths and weaknesses. I try to learn as much as possible from everywhere I play. All these things have really helped me as a captain,” he added.