Sunil Gavaskar says “Venkatesh Iyer can be the all-rounder India wants” in IPL 21. Sunil believes Venkatesh Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders could be the all-rounder that Team India is eyeing. Gavaskar praises Iyer’s skills, primarily pointing out his ability to bowl yorkers. Hardik Pandya is not bowling enough. Venkatesh Iyer’s rise in the second phase of the 2021 Indian Premier League has caught everyone’s attention.
“In Venkatesh Iyer, Kolkata have unearthed a player who can be the all-rounder that India is looking for. His bowing is not express, but he gets the yorker right more than not and doesn’t let the batsman slog him. As a batsman, he plays upright, which gets into a great position to play the short ball, and he drives beautifully through the off-side like all left-handers seem to do,” Sunil Gavaskar wrote.
Venkatesh Iyer expresses that he always pursue to be a cricketer. He gives to all three departments of the game. Pradesh cricketer has played four IPL matches. Also, registering 126 runs at an average of 42, striking at 145. He has two wickets at 6.8 runs per over and three catches. Gavaskar includes that KKR’s hard-fought win over a strong DC. He will boost their morale and prepare them for more challenging battles ahead.
“Kolkata have done their chances of qualifying for the playoffs no harm after an excellent win in their previous match over the then table-toppers Delhi. It was just that the kind of hard-fought win that can boost a team’s morale and prepare it for sterner battles,” wrote Sunil Gavaskar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Knight Riders are in the fourth spot in the IPL 2021 points table. Also, in the 10 points from 11 matches. They are tied on points with the defending champions Mumbai Indians. But a superior net run rate keeps them ahead. They next play struggling Punjab in Dubai.