Team India cricketer Shreyas Iyer shares a special relationship with the Shivaji Park ground in Dadar, Mumbai. The batter recently shared a video on his social media handle from the same ground, where he took his baby steps in cricket. He is training at Shivaji Park along with his former cricketer and coach Pravin Amre.
In the video, Shreyas Iyer is seen interacting with youngsters on the ground, before his training session. He also gave them autographs. The right-handed batter was watched closely by Pravin Amre. Along with Shreyas Iyer, several other Indian cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, have played most of their cricket in childhood on the ground. Sharing the clip on Instagram, Shreyas Iyer wrote,
“Back to where it all began for me. Shivaji Park always holds a special place in my heart.”
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Shreyas Iyer recently played a crucial role for India in the two-match Test series against hosts Bangladesh, which the visitors won 2-0. In two matches, he scored 202 runs at an average of 101. He also scored 109 runs in the three ODIs played against Bangladesh on the tour.
Shreyas is a very natural leader: Abhishek Nayar
Former cricketer Abhishek Nayar feels Shreyas Iyer has got all the qualities of being a good leader of Team India. He expressed that the right-handed batter is a natural leader, who has the ability to take the mantle of the captain and also do well as a batter. Nayar added that Shreyas Iyer analyses the game well, and also supports his teammates. Speaking to the TOI, the former cricketer said,
“Shreyas is a very natural leader. We have seen him leading the teams in IPL. He led Delhi Capitals and now Kolkata Knight Riders. At a young age, he is someone who is being able to take the mantle of the captain and still able to perform with the bat as well. This is something that makes him a special kind of leader.”
“He is the kind of captain who lets people be, who lets people play the cricket the way they want to play. Shreyas is very tactical and thinks really hard about the game. He analyses the game and is someone who not just works on his game but also helps his teammates get better. Post the Rohit Sharma era, Shreyas is a great candidate (for captaincy). He has got all the qualities of being a good leader of the Indian team,” he added.