Venkatesh Iyer has impressed for KKR within the UAE leg of the IPL 2021 to date.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders opening batter Venkatesh Iyer grabbed eyeballs along with his tremendous knocks towards Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians within the ongoing UAE leg of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Iyer remained unbeaten on 41 vs RCB and introduced up his maiden IPL half-century towards defending champions Mumbai Indians. Impressed with the left-hander’s batting prowess, former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel stated Iyer’s aptitude reminds him of Yuvraj Singh.
“There is a lot of Yuvraj Singh in his (Venkatesh Iyer) batting. He has a bit of flow into him. I mean, sure, you don’t compare him to Yuvraj Singh but here you talk about the bat flow, the shots, the drive… standing upright. The backfoot drive which he played I thought was the shot of the day,” Parthiv stated on the pre-match present for the official broadcasters Star Sports activities.
On Sunday, Iyer scored 18 runs towards Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) as KKR suffered their first defeat within the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
Iyer’s contribution on the prime of the order has given the likes of Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik to come back in and play massive photographs from the phrase go.
Regardless of happening towards CSK in a last-ball thriller on Sunday, KKR are nonetheless fourth on the IPL 2021 factors desk.
The Kolkata-based franchise will likely be up towards Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Whereas KKR will look to get again to profitable methods, Delhi Capitals will likely be aiming to proceed their unbeaten run within the UAE.
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