Captaincy Comes Naturally To Shreyas Iyer, Says Ravi Shastri

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri feels captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas Iyer, who has impressed in his first season as Kolkata Knight Riders captain. Shreyas was given the responsibility of leading KKR ahead of the IPL 2022 and the Mumbaikar has done a decent job so far, with his team winning three and losing as many matches from six outings. Shastri claims Shreyas will only get better and better as the tournament progresses.

Speaking on Star Sports, Shastri said, “Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas. Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don’t feel like he’s leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he’s been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts.

“His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter. At the same time, he’s aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title.

“I’ve liked the way he’s spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he’s clear with his plans. I am convinced he’ll go a long way.” Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop has backed Shreyas to come back stronger after back-to-back defeats in the last two games because he possesses a good brain and also has the support of some seasoned campaigners.

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