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“I’ve Always Felt That I Should Have Been In The Team Earlier” – Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer.
Shreyas Iyer. (Credit: Twitter)

Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer feels he could have been part of the team earlier as opposed to when he actually made his debut. The 26-year-old expressed his anguish at not being selected but went on to mention that he has come to terms with it now.

The youngster made his debut back in 2017 against New Zealand. Although he has been in and out of the team ever since Iyer has continued to impress in the Indian Premier League (IPL) while also donning the captaincy role for Delhi Capitals.

Back in 2018, Iyer had stated that he felt emotionless when it came to his selection in the Indian team. Asked whether he still follows that template, Iyer responded by saying he does.

“Yes, I always take that attitude towards selection. I’ve always felt that I should have been on the team way earlier. But right now, I feel that I’m really sorted in [terms of] my mindset. The selection point of view is not in my hands – my job is to score runs and go out there and perform while entertaining people,” Iyer stated on the show, The Grade Cricketer.

“My training is going on” – Shreyas Iyer

In March 2021 during India’s home series against England, Shreyas Iyer had injured his shoulder while trying to stop a ball. This subsequently ruled him out of the first phase of the IPL. Talking about his possible return to injury, Iyer said:

“I think the healing process has been done. Now its the last stage of achieving strength and range. So that’s going to take about a month and the training is obviously going on. I’ll be there in the IPL but I don’t know about the captaincy [at Delhi Capitals]. But the team is already doing well and at the top. My main goal is to lift the trophy which Delhi has never done before.”

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