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Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan believes Shreyas Iyer’s journey as a captain has been remarkable and that Kolkata Knight Riders’ future is bright under the leadership of this dynamic Indian cricketer. Iyer was appointed the captain of KKR ahead of IPL 2022 and he’s impressed everyone with the way he’s led the side so far.

While speaking during an episode of Cricket Live on Star Sports, the official broadcaster of IPL, Irfan Pathan said, “Shreyas Iyer is a brilliant captain. Remember, he picked up captaincy midway through the season like Rohit Sharma who was named Mumbai Indians’ captain halfway through the season in IPL 2013. For Delhi Capitals, Shreyas started well under the supervision of coach Ricky Ponting and he kept improving his decision-making skills in his first stint as captain,” he said.

“But his captaincy moves are coming to the fore prominently in this season and we will talk more about it as the tournament progresses. He’s a players’ captain. He backs the players at every turn and which is a good sign of a leader. The future of Kolkata is bright under his supervision and we’ve seen glimpses of it in the first couple of games.”

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