Playing for your country at the highest level is a dream come true for anyone. It’s an absolute honor for any budding cricketer. But not all players have a fairytale beginning. Some players greatly struggle after making their debut while some don’t get enough chances despite doing well. Young Mumbai batsman, Shreyas Iyer falls into the latter category.

Iyer averages 42 and has a strike-rate of 96.33 after playing five ODIs, still he is not anyway near to India’s World Cup squad. His First-class average is 52.18. List A average is 42.01, which is quite good. While he is on fire in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. He made 55-ball 147 (15 sixes and seven fours) and 55-ball 103* (10 sixes and five fours) against Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh respectively.

When asked about his India stint by SportsStar, Iyer said, “I don’t like to talk much about that as I am playing Mushtaq Ali now. It is all past. I just want to forget it and concentrate on my cricket and perform.”

Shreyas Iyer was made Delhi’s capital in last season of IPL. He also opened up on how captaincy shapes a player. “You become mature and you start taking responsibility as an individual. Other players also look up to you as captain and they start respecting you,” Iyer said of captaincy. “ think I have improved a lot as a batsman and I have realized my strengths and weaknesses. I try to learn as much as possible from everywhere I play. All these things have really helped me as a captain,” said Iyer.

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