MI vs KKR: Venkatesh Iyer scored his second consecutive fifty of the second phase of the 2021 IPL.© Instagram
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Venkatesh Iyer continued where he left off in the previous game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as he qualified for his second consecutive 50th round of Round 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. He registered a score of 53 runs with just 30 balls against a strong Mumbai Indians (MI) bowling team, which has garnered praise from former cricketers like Irfan Pathan and Matthew Hayden. Speaking on Star Sports’ post-game show, Irfan pointed out that Iyer didn’t sit on his laurels against RCB and played with the same mindset and got away from it all. again presented against Jasprit Bumrah and company.
“In the first game he showed a lot of character. He also showed some of the shots and the drive and everything. But there’s always that question in your mind as a young player, what’s going to happen in the game. next game. Who’s going to happen? Is that the same guy who’s going to happen? “he said.
Irfan also praised the character shown by Iyer while taking on world-class trainers Bumrah and Trent Boult.
“He did it, he actually fared better, especially against Bumrah, against Boult. Against the Mumbai Indians bowling lineup he showed a lot of character. We will see a lot more of Venkatesh Iyer at the future, “he explained.
Iyer also impressed former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden.
“He got his mom’s permission to play cricket. Wonderful stuff because let’s face it guys, we’re all mom’s boys at some point,” said Hayden.
KKR earned a comfortable seven-wicket victory chasing the 156 target with 29 balls remaining.
KKR will next face the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 26.
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