Shreyas Iyer is a natural leader
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri says captaincy comes easy to Shreyas Iyer, who has struggled in his debut IPL season as KKR captain, while Ian Bishop believes Shreyas will bounce back following back-to-back losses in the previous two games.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri feels that captaincy comes easy to Shreyas Iyer, who has struggled in his debut IPL season as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
While he has struggled with the bat in the recent IPL season, the gifted India captain has led the squad with confidence. In the IPL mega auction, he was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 12.25 crore.
According to Shastri, Shreyas will only improve as the huge event progresses. Shastri, speaking on Star Sports, said,
After football, cricket is by far the most popular sport on the planet. The 2.5 billion cricket lovers who live in 180 nations keep the game alive. The ICC Cricket World Cup is the most popular cricket tournament in the world. Several private companies also give their staff a day off to watch the World Cup finals.
It would be impolite if I did not mention India when discussing cricket’s popularity. Cricket has become such a popular sport in India that it has become a household name throughout the country. In India, cricketers are regarded as legends, and youngsters idolise them. During the evenings and weekends, cricket is played on every street and field throughout India. Regardless matter where you are in India.
“He’ll need some time to adjust here (at KKR), but he’ll be surrounded by some seasoned combatants.” Players like Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have a lot of experience. Coach Brendon McCullum is also a seasoned pro. So I have no doubt that Shreyas will motivate the boys.”
The ICC World Cricket League is open to associate members, a group of 92 countries. However, in order to qualify as an associate member, a country must meet specific criteria. It must have at least 16 senior and junior teams, as well as access to at least 8 cricket fields, four of which must be permanent pitches.