Venkatesh Iyer revealed that he will begin his international cricket career with a “blank mind.” After that, he wants to learn everything he can from Rahul Dravid. Venkatesh was called up to the Indian team for the first time. Following a successful IPL 2021 season. Also, he was instrumental in the turnaround of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ fortunes. In the four fifties, he scored 370 runs in ten matches with a strike rate of 128.47. Prior to the three-match T20I series, he revealed his ideas. On Wednesday, the team will face New Zealand.
“I just want to learn whatever I can. Rahul Sir, being the legend that he is, he has lots to share. It’s just about how we will go and pick things depending on what’s asked of us or what the situation is. I have come with a blank mind and whatever happens, I will take it in that manner,” Venkatesh Iyer said.
Because of his ability to bowl at a medium tempo, Iyer is being viewed as a possible replacement for Hardik Pandya. He has been dropped after he couldn’t bowl a lot during the T20 World Cup. Also, Iyer revealed that he had spoken with Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in regard to Dravid. He recalled how it felt to hear advice from one of the best batters in the world, particularly Rohit.
“LastIy, I spoke with the captain and coach and I had a word with Rishabh as well. They were very welcoming and gave me a lot of confidence. And gave a little pep talk on how to go about things. It feels good when established players are doing good for the country (talk to you). Especially Rohit Sharma is one of the best batters in the world. If he shares something with me, it is very special. It feels good talking to them,” Iyer said.