Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri believes Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Shreyas Iyer is a natural captain and it is the clarity of thoughts in the Indian cricketer’s mind that has impressed him the most.
Shreyas Iyer was given the responsibility of leading KKR ahead of the TATA IPL 2022 and the Mumbaikar has done it well so far. Shastri claims Iyer will only get better and better as the tournament progresses.
While speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Shastri said, “Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas (Iyer). Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don’t feel like he’s leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he’s been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts. His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter. At the same time, he’s aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title. I’ve liked the way he’s spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he’s clear with his plans. I am convinced he’ll go a long way.”