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Twitter Slams KKR CEO Venky Mysore For Interfering In Team Selections

Venky Mysore Shreyas Iyer
Venky Mysore and Shreyas Iyer (Credit: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 52 runs in a one-sided encounter at the DY Patil stadium in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR successfully defended the target of 165 runs. Tim Southee and Pat Cummins were the top bowlers for KKR.

The Knight Riders made as many as five changes in their playing XI for this match. KKR has faced a lot of criticism for not backing its players this season. They have done lots of chopping with their team combination. When asked about the frequent changes made by KKR, skipper Shreyas Iyer revealed the inside secret about it.

Shreyas Iyer revealed that CEO Venky Mysore is also involved in team selection, so it’s difficult to tell players about axings.  “It is really difficult (to tell players about axings). Coach and at times, CEO is also obviously involved in team selections. Each and every player takes it well, and they have put in their best efforts,” Shreyas Iyer said.

Several KKR fans were unhappy with the fact that the CEO is also involved in team selections. Fans believe that the captain and the supporting staff should be given freehand to select his playing 11. Many fans also blamed the CEO of KKR for the bad performance of KKR in IPL 2022.

Here are some of the top Twitter reactions:









Jasprit Bumrah’s five-wicket haul vs KKR goes in vain

Mumbai fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah claimed his first fifer in T20 cricket against KKR. He picked up five crucial wickets, including Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson and Pat Cummins. When Bumrah came into the attack, Kolkata were in a leading position with 136 runs on board in 14 Overs. However, Bumrah’s spell ensured that KKR was restricted to 165 runs.

Bumrah also grabbed the man of the match award despite his efforts ending in a losing cause. Bumrah in post-match interview said:

“Always a good feeling to contribute but the important thing is for the team to win. We had our chance to do that but couldn’t get it done. That’s the way it is. I don’t keep track of figures or goals, my aim is to stick to the process.”

Written by Harsh Gupta

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