Shreyas Iyer possible comeback for T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma. He has termed Shreyas Iyer’s barring from India’s 15-member T20 World Cup squad as ‘unfair’. Sharma further added that if Iyer is included in the updated squad for the ICC event. It would be a thoroughly deserving return. Iyer has been picked among the three travel reserves for India’s 2021 T20 World Cup. However, teams can modify their squads until October 10. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav’s poor run of form, the Indian think-tank could be considered upon some changes.
Speaking about Shreyas, Sharma suggests that he should not have been dropped from the Indian squad in the first place.
“It is unfortunate that Shreyas Iyer is not in the team in the first place. He was an integral part of the Indian team and then he became unfit due to an injury. Being dropped after that, definitely, is a bit unfair. I feel he should have been there in the team. So now, if he makes a comeback into the Indian team, he thoroughly deserves it,” Sharma said.
Chopra supports Sharma and pointed out that Shreyas Iyer has proved his fitness and form on the comeback. Also, that’s all the selectors should be worried about.
“All Shreyas Iyer can do is score runs, which is exactly what he is doing. The way he batted in the first match after injury. As a selector, you have to observe whether he is fit after coming back and if he is able to control the game. Shreyas Iyer has ticked both boxes in the two matches that he has played for DC so far,” Chopra said.
“Shreyas Iyer’s return has provided stability to DC’s middle-order. He is a dependable player, has led the team and he used to be Delhi’s pivot with the bat even when he was the captain. He is back in that role and his presence gives confidence to the openers and those coming later in the order. Shreyas Iyer can score runs at a quick strike rate and he is consistent as well. He is a big asset to the team,” Sharma stated.