From his childhood days where his mother was extremely supportive of making his national debut, India’s middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer spoke on many topics in a recent interview. Also Read - UP News: 21 Fresh Coronavirus Cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Total Tally at 591
Iyer recalled how his mother used to welcome him to a burger when he came home after scoring a fifty and a pizza when he hit a century. Also Read - 'Govt Penalising Doctors', Delhi Medical Association Hits Out at CM Kejriwal For Warning Hospitals Over COVID-19 Crisis
The Delhi Capitals skipper went on to explain how these small things motivated him a lot. Also Read - Procure And Stock PPE Kits, Oxygen Masks For 3 Months, Delhi Govt Directs Hospitals Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases
Interestingly, when asked to choose between football and cricket, he picked the former.
Iyer had a brilliant tour of New Zealand where he amassed 153 runs in the five-match T20I series at an average of 51.00.
The DC skipper Shreyas Iyer also was the top-scorer for the Indian team in the three-match ODI series with 217 runs at an impressive average of 72.33.
He would be in contention for the squad for the T20 World Cup slated to take place later this year in Australia.
In his interview with Cricbuzz, he also recalled the time when Rahul Dravid had seen him for the first time.
“It was a four-day match and Rahul Dravid was seeing me for the first time,” he said.
“It was first day’s last over. I was batting on 30 or something, so everyone thought [that since] it is the last over I’ll play out the over, I’ll play it carefully and finish it. Rahul Dravid sir was sitting inside. He [the bowler] bowled a flighted delivery, so I stepped out and hit it in the air. It went high up in the air and it was a six. Everyone in the dressing room came out running, they were looking up, and thinking who plays the last over like this,” he concluded.