Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif while praising Iyer said the talented Mumbai batter knows how to deal with the pressure and he can take KKR in the right direction.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Kaif said, “Shreyas Iyer is a class batsman. He loves to play under pressure and knows how to score runs consistently. He likes playing long and impactful innings. He is a brilliant captain and can put KKR in the right direction with his batting.”
Kaif, however, also expressed his concern over Iyer’s struggle against leg-spinners and claimed it is one area where the right-handed batter needs to work on.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Kaif said, “Shreyas has one weakness though. He doesn’t play leg spinners well and tends to get deceived by the turn and flight from the leggies. It is surprising to see an Indian batter struggle consistently against leg-spin. He’s been dismissed by leg-spinners quite a few times in this season too. Be it Ravi Bishnoi or Rahul Chahar or Kuldeep Yadav, everyone has troubled him but he never looks to see their overs through. Instead, he continues to play those attacking shots and gets dismissed. I think there is a lot of improvement required in this department. But at the same time, there are several qualities about Shreyas which make him a special batter.”