A former all-rounder of the Indian cricket team says, “One or two games are not going to define Shreyas Iyer”

Shreyas Iyer has made his return to team India after a break because of injury, but a runout cut short his innings against Australia in Mohali on Friday. It was a forgettable outing for the middle-order batsman, who had earlier dropped an easy catch by David Warner, who capitalized on it and made a half-century.
Iyer scored three before he went for a suicidal run as non-striker Shubman Gill rightly rejected the call. However, he was halfway down the pitch when the throw came from Cameron Green, and the wicketkeeper did the rest.
Former all-rounder of India Abhishek Nayar reckons that the setback will not impact Iyer, who has spent enough time playing cricket at the top level to understand his mistakes and how to rectify them.
Nayar said, “He’s a professional cricketer, and having been part of the IPL setup for a long time and this Indian team for a couple of years now, he understands that you made a mistake and the communication wasn’t great. It maybe wasn’t the right time to pick that single. India was in a comfortable position. But you expect Shreyas Iyer to come back from this.”
He further added that “he has come back before as well, and I am sure he is going to be in a relaxed space because of the environment in this Indian team, where they are backing players. He knows he has done well over a period of time. A game or two is not going to define Shreyas Iyer. It’s just about him finding that one inning. Iyer has done it for India in this format.”

Sep 23, 2023 11:01 AM