Venkatesh Iyer says “MS Dhoni is the absolute” in IPL 2021. Venkatesh Iyer believes MS Dhoni is the absolute ‘Thalaiva’ of Indian cricket. Iyer’s aggressive batsmanship was in the top order during the second phase of the IPL. He has a new lease of life on the KKR side. The Kolkata-based franchise was in seventh place in the points table. During a conversation, Venkatesh Iyer was asked to pick one cricketer for the title of ‘Thalaiva’ in Indian cricket. Also, among MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Ravi Shastri.
“That is a tough question, but I would have to pick MS Dhoni. He is the absolute ‘Thalaiva’ of Indian cricket. he deserves that.” Venkatesh Iyer said.
Venkatesh has scored 126 runs at a healthy average of 42. He also showcased his bowling prowess in the previous match against Delhi Capitals. Where he bowled four overs and ended up with decent figures of 2/29. Sanjay Manjrekar gave credit to Tripathy and Iyer for playing a starring role. In the renewal of the KKR side in the UAE leg. Both of these players have been instrumental for the Kolkata franchise in the top order over.
“Kolkata, it’s been quite a story in this Indian T20 league. The resurgence of Kolkata in the second half. It’s really on the back of two players. One cost them (INR) 20 lakhs, the other (INR) 60 lakhs. I am talking about Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi. These guys have set to light the whole platform for Kolkata to the extent that they have not had to rely so much on the likes of Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, or Morgan,” Sanjay Manjrekar said.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Lastly, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently tied with the Mumbai Indians. Also, in the points table as they both have 10 points after playing 11 games. It will be interesting to witness the battle between these teams in the Indian Premier League 2021.