Venkatesh Iyer was brimming with pleasure as he walked as much as accumulate his Man of the Match award after hitting a match-winning 55 in IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders survived a large scare as they almost imploded out of the event in chase of 136 to achieve their third IPL closing.
Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill had hit a 96-run stand for the opening wicket in chase of 136 as KKR have been crushing in the direction of the goal. Iyer had showcased the fearlessness that he has come to be recognized for ever since making his debut within the second leg of the IPL 2021 within the UAE. He hit 3 sixes and 4 boundaries and acquired the job carried out earlier than he acquired out within the thirteenth over.
It seemed all however over for Delhi Capitals however Kolkata Knight Riders misplaced 6 wickets for simply 7 runs as they went from 123 for 1 to 130 for 7. Venkatesh Iyer, who would have thought that it was simple crusing, was made to sweat within the dugout, very similar to the thousands and thousands of KKR followers again house.
KKR wanted 13 runs from 24 balls however the equation got here right down to 7 runs from 6 balls. R Ashwin almost delivered the knockout punch as he picked up two wickets in as many balls within the closing over. The equation got here down to six from 3 however Rahul Tripathi held his nerve and hit the winning runs in style with a six.
Iyer stated he was extraordinarily delighted to see Kolkata sail to the ultimate after a dramatic comeback within the UAE leg after having gained simply 2 matches out of seven within the first leg in India.
“Doing what has been requested of me, extraordinarily completely satisfied to have gained the sport. There is no distinction to home cricket and the IPL, have come right here and play the best way I needed to play,” Iyer stated.
Not fascinated with T20 World Cup position: Iyer
Iyer has performed an influential position in serving to Kolkata Knight Riders come again robust within the second leg of IPL 2021 within the UAE. After making his debut solely within the UAE, the 26-year-old has scored 320 runs in simply 9 matches, hitting 3 fifties. Iyer additionally showcased he can get the job carried out with the ball as he stepped in together with his medium-pace when his group wanted him.
Iyer was rewarded for his performances because the BCCI added him to the checklist of 8 gamers who’ve been requested to affix the bio-bubble of Staff India and assist Virat Kohli’s males with the preparations for the T20 World Cup.
Iyer stated he’s excited to affix the group however he isn’t focussed on it and that the group is wanting ahead to enjoying the IPL 2021 closing in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in Dubai on Friday.
“Heard the information right this moment morning. However I didn’t give it some thought, was absolutely focussed on right this moment’s recreation. I’m not fascinated with the Indian group, have another recreation and need to keep absolutely targeted on that,” Iyer stated.