Updated: April 4, 2020 11:55:46 pm
Shreyas Iyer’s aggression while batting led to many individuals likening him to Virender Sehwag in his earlier days, however Iyer stated this method of his was not all the time appreciated. Rahul Dravid as soon as informed him off for stepping out his crease and hitting a six in the last over of a four-day match, he revealed on Saturday.
‘What is that this boss? ‘ was what Rahul Dravid requested Iyer, recalled the younger Mumbai batsman.
“It was a four-day match and Rahul Dravid was seeing me for the first time. It was first day’s last over. I was batting on 30 or something, so everyone thought (that since) it is the last over I’ll play out the over, I’ll play it carefully and finish it. Rahul Dravid sir was sitting inside. The bowler bowled a flighted delivery, so I stepped out and hit it in the air. It went high up in the air and it was a six. Everyone in the dressing room came out running, they were looking up, and thinking who plays the last over like this,” Iyer was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“That day he (Rahul Dravid) judged me for how I am. He came to me and he was like ‘Boss! What is this? (It is the) day’s last over and you’re doing this’? But later on, I started realising about what he was trying to say.”
Of late, Iyer has achieved properly to cement his spot as India’s quantity 4 in the limited-overs codecs. He was criticised for recklessness earlier than he matured as a batsman.
Speaking in regards to the change in method in current years, Iyer stated, “Some of it is natural and some of it is mental as well. Both go 50/50. You have to be mentally very strong, when you play at the highest level.”
“You should consider in your self, and it’s important to be optimistic at that stage. Yes, I believe at the moment, I used to be actually assured about the best way that I used to method my innings, and my physique language used to say it.
“But people used to think I was very lazy and lethargic, but I never thought about what they would think about me, I just backed myself, and I just used to do the things the way I liked to.”
(With PTI inputs)
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