Utilizing his free time to interact with his fans, India’s middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer indulged in a Q&A session on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday. The global widespread of Coronavirus pandemic has not only affected the lives of billions of individuals across the globe but has also brought a major halt to almost every event or occurence. The pandemic has also taken a toll on all major sporting events across the globe. Also Read - Global Lockdown: What Other Countries Consider as Essentials Will Surprise You
After PM Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting March 24 midnight, several spoertspersons are finding different ways to keep themselves engaged during the self-isolation and quarantine period. Iyer, who was earlier seen spending his time by trying some magic tricks and playing with his dog, on Wednesday, answered some of his fans querries in #AskShreyas session. Also Read - 'Was Needed to Keep India Safe,' PM Defends Lockdown; Apologises For Inconvenience to People
During the interaction, te 25-year-old right-hander answered a plethora of questions and expressed his views about the legends of the game ranging from Sachin Tendulkar to Ricky Ponting and also spoke about the modern day masters Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. Also Read - Inadequate Transport, Atrocities, Rumours, Fuel Reverse Migration in UP
When a fan asked Shreyas about his childhood hero, he didn’t pick up a solitary name but mentioned five cricketers whom he considers his role models. Iyer chose Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, AB de Villiers, Rohit and Kohli as his role models.
The Mumbai-born batter was also asked to describe current India captain Kohli and former India skipper MS Dhoni.
When asked about his favourite India fast bowler, Iyer wasted no time and mentioned the name of former great Zaheer Khan. He also spoke about his favourite IPL knock.
Iyer rated his 93-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as his memorable innings as he was also leading the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) during that period.
Recently during the self-isolation period, several other India cricketers including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and KL Rahul have also escalated their social media activities.
Fans also did not miss this chance and quizzed the India batsman about his favourite meal or favourite footballer.
India is under a complete 21-day lockdown, started midnight Tuesday amid the spread of deadly COVID-19. The deadly virus has infected more than 580 people and has led to 10 deaths.