‘Keep an eye on Venkatesh Iyer’ | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders Added a new face to his playing XI for his first match of the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The Eoin Morgan-led team gave the Madhya Pradesh all-rounder a chance Venkatesh Iyer He is going to make his debut at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
And the 26-year-old proved his mettle with some scintillating cricketing shots. He scored 41 runs in 27 balls in KKR’s easy win.
former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan Amazed by his talent. “Cover drive from young Venkatesh Iyer to Siraj Replay,” Pathan tweeted.

At the same time, cricketer-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari Tweeted, “Congratulations to @KKRiders for recognizing the talent in Venkatesh Iyer, whatever I have seen him in domestic cricket & well nurtured by #bcci in #IPL2021 today, so heartfelt to the team Next fast bowling all-rounder with India. Keep an eye on him guys #RCBvsKKR.”

Iyer, who played for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit, had already made T20 and 50-over debuts for the Madhya Pradesh senior team and was the captain of the state’s U-23 team.
In February this year, this opener played a brilliant innings of 198 runs against Punjab in the List A tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy. He hit 20 fours and 7 sixes. He scored 273 runs in five matches of the tournament. During this his strike rate was 124, while the average was 55.