After cementing his spot with consistent performances in white-ball cricket, India’s middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer is is now ‘eargerly waiting’ to don the whites in the traditional format. The stylish right-hander has finally ended India’s long-time search for the ideal No. 4 batsman in limited-overs cricket. There is a lot of buzz that once India again play Tests at the end of the year, Iyer might replace a big name in that Indian middle order. Also Read - Sanjay Manjrekar on Ajinkya Rahane Ahead of CSK vs DC IPL 2021 Clash: Not a Supporter of Him in T20s
Asked about his Test ambitions, Shreyas during an interactive session on twitter said:”It is the ultimate test. It’s every cricketer’s dream to play Test cricket. I’m eagerly waiting for my opportunity to represent my country in whites also.” Also Read - IPL 2021 | To Have Captain Virat Kohli at Other End Makes Job Little Easier: RCB's Glenn Maxwell
Shreyas, who is also the skipper of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, and has worked with Ricky Pointing, also said that the freedom which the former Aussie skipper gives to a player was unbelievable. Also Read - IPL 2021, CSK vs DC Match 2 in Mumbai: Predicted Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Toss Timing, Squads
“He is an outstanding coach to work under and the amount of freedom he gives you is mesmerizing,” added the stylish Mumbaikar when asked about Ponting’s coaching style.
Shreyas also had words of gratitude for his India teammate and senior pro Rohit Sharma.
“(Rohit) is a very good personality to be around. He’s very motivating, caring towards his teammates,” said Shreyas about Sharma.
He was also asked one word for his skipper Virat Kohli and he replied, “Relentless”.
He also said that cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, former South African batsman Ab De Villiers, Rohit Sharma and Kohli are his role models.
The middle-order batsman also named Jemimah Rodriques as his favorite women’s cricketer.