During the recently concluded three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, Shreyas Iyer was unstoppable. The 27-year old batted at No.3 batting position in Virat Kohli’s absence, who was rested and made full use of the opportunity. He remained not out in the matches and won the Player of the Series for scoring more than 200 runs.
In his recent interview with TOI, Iyer was asked about his performance at No.3
“It is a position where you can express yourself the best. But that aside, I am enjoying myself bright now and feel good about my batting,” he said.
He was with Delhi Capitals as a captain, but an unfortunate injury before the 14th season ruled him out of the league, and he lost his captaincy armband. Reflecting on the matter, Shreyas felt getting injured was a bigger blow.
The Mumbai based batter made a comeback in the second leg of the league, but the franchise continued with Rishabh Pant as a captain.
“Injury was a bigger blow; if that didn’t happen, they wouldn’t have stepped me down as a skipper. At Delhi Capitals, you saw the environment at the start of 2021, which we created in 2019 and 20. The players knew each other, their strengths and weaknesses. I don’t want to get deeper into it.”