Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar reckons Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper Shreyas Iyer can now bat freely as the middle order batters have started making contributions in TATA IPL 2022.

In the most exciting IPL season, the Indian core of KKR’s batting line-up looks to have finally found the form as Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh are contributing with the bat in the middle order. Even opener Venkatesh Iyer was back amongst runs the previous game against Mumbai Indians. Gavaskar believes it will bode well for captain Iyer and he can now look to bat with freedom.

Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Gavaskar said, “Shreyas Iyer is a premier player for KKR, he’s been a premier player for whichever franchise he’s played for. It’s good to see that Shreyas doesn’t have to share all the burden in the batting department. The recent exploits of Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh will give him the confidence to bat freely and play those big shots early in the innings.”

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