Shreyas Iyer Biography: Shreyas Iyer is a stylish Batsmn who have been selected for Indian Team squad for ODIs against Sri Lanka along with Siddarth Kaul. He has been Knocking the doors of Team India for quite a while now. As Virat Kohli decided to take rest he got chance to play. He just made his ODI debut on 10th of December 2017 on green top wicket where he struggled hard to score 9 runs only. Let’s have a look at Shreyas Iyer Success Story in some facts.
Shreyas Iyer Biography & Success Story
Shreyas Santosh Iyer was born on 6th of December 1994. He is an Indian cricket player who plays domestic cricket for Mumbai. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler.
He was spotted by Pravin Tambe at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana and traine him during his early days.
His team mates use to call him young Viru when he ws young drawing comparison of him with Indian former opening batsman Virender Sehwag.
A Documentary Made on him
Cricket writer Ayush Puthran made a documentary on his age group cricket journey which is titled as ‘Shreyas Iyer Documentary – A Father’s Dream’.
Represented Trent Bridge Cricket team
During a Trip of the UK he represented Trent Bridge team in 2014, where he scored 297 runs from three matches at an astonishing average of 99 with higest score of 171 which is also a record.
List A debut
He made his List A debut for India in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2014-15. His performance was very impressive in the tournament as he scored 273 runs at an average of 54.60.
He made his first-class debut in the year 2014-15 Ranji trophy. He ended up scoring 809 runs in the tournament with two centuries and six fifties at an average of 50.56 making him 7th highest run scorer of the tournament.
Stint with Delhi Daredevils
In 2015 IPL Auctions he was signed by Delhi Daredevils for the whooping amount of 2.6 crore rupees. He was also the most expensive uncapped player of the tournament. He was emerging player of the IPL 8 as he scored 439 runs at an average of 33.76 with strike rate of 128.36.
Amazing Second Ranji Season
2015-16 Ranji season brought some good fortunes for him. He scored 1321 runs in tournament which included 4 centuries and seven fifties at an average of 73. He was the top scorer of the tournament and became only 2nd player in history to score 1300 runs in a single Ranji season.
Another inning to knock team India doors
He scored double century in the practice game against the visiting Australian team in Mumbai. This is also his highest first-class score. He scored 202 not out of the 210 balls.
Call for Team India
In March 2017 he was added to Indian Test Squad ahead of fourth test as a coverup for injured Virat Kohli. He didn’t get a game to play but got chance to field as a substitute where he grabbed one run out of Steeve O Keefe.
Call for T20 Internationals
On 1 November 2017, he made his T20 debut against New Zealand where he didn’t get opportunity to bat. He batted in his second t20 match and scored 23 runs of the 21 balls.
On 10th December 2017, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka. It was a hard-fought inning of 9 runs on green-top wicket.