Team India cricketer Shreyas Iyer has opened up about the criticism regarding his issues against short deliveries. He expressed that he does not think that he struggled against the short delivery against England in the test match earlier this year. The right-handed batter also revealed how he deals with criticism about his batting.
Speaking to the Times of India in a recent interview, Shreyas Iyer expressed that on the England tour, he was dismissed against two good deliveries by James Anderson and Matthew Potts. He added that he does not feel that he struggled against short deliveries in the test series. The Mumbai batter added that he chooses to ignore the outside noise.
“Talking about the first innings at Edgbaston, it was a terrific delivery (off James Anderson) and it seamed after pitching and swung in the air. Any player would have got out to that one. In the second innings (off Matthew Potts), I tried to play the pull and was caught. In my mind, I never thought I struggled. About the noise that has been created outside, I like to turn a deaf ear to it and keep things simple. I love the line that ignorance is bliss. That’s what I do,” Iyer said.
It was disappointing: Shreyas Iyer on T20 World Cup snub
Team India batter Shreyas Iyer recently also spoke about the 2022 T20 World Cup snub. He expressed that he was disappointed, as he dreamt of playing the World Cup as a kid. The 28-year-old added that he wasn’t completely demotivated, and is focused on his game. Shreyas Iyer said,
“It was disappointing. It is something that you dream of as a kid, to represent your country at the biggest stage. Winning it for the team is also something that gives you the chills. But it was not that I was completely demotivated. I didn’t let that get into my mind. Was just doing my things right. I focused on myself. I took a break and went and played domestic cricket. It gave me more time to elevate my skills.”