India cricketer Shreyas Iyer posted a video of himself on Instagram indulging in a game of soccer with his Mumbai teammates on Tuesday. Iyer, who’s leading Mumbai in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy season, was seen playing football on an almost inundated field which can pose a serious risk to him.
After watching the video Iyer posted to his more than one million-plus followers, fans urged the middle-order batsman to take care as he could injure himself which may have a direct impact on the national side.
The 24-year-old cricketer captioned the video: “Rain affecting our match…..No problem! We always have an alternative.”
In the video which Iyer shared on his social media accounts, it is evident that the group was having fun. The players used chairs as the goalpost. At the end of the video, one could see a couple of players, who couldn’t be identified, skidding on the slippery surface during a tackle.
Here are some comments on how fans cautioned Iyer:
Iyer was part of the Indian limited-overs side that toured West Indies earlier in the year. Batting at No 5, he scored 71 and 65 in the second and the final ODI respectively at Port-of-Spain.
The Mumbai team, currently occupied in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, defeated Goa in a Group A and B match by 103 runs on Tuesday at Alur. Iyer fell short of reaching a half-century by three runs after he was dismissed by Lakshay Garg in the 47th over.
Mumbai is currently placed sixth in the points table after five matches. They have won two matches and lost one, while two of their matches were called off due to rain.