Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder, Venkatesh Iyer was witnessing a rough patch in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. However, he made a strong comeback against Mumbai Indians (MI) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy. Venkatesh, who was being sidelined for a few matches, as he played a fiery knock of 43 off 24 balls, with four brilliant sixes, to take KKR to 64 at the end of Powerplay overs.
KKR witnessed a blistering start against MI on Monday in Match 56 of the ongoing IPL 2022. They raced to 64/1 at the end of the Powerplay after Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked them to bat. The positive start was largely due to some impressive hits by Venkatesh Iyer, who was making a comeback for KKR after being dropped for a few matches.
Venkatesh came to open the innings alongside Ajinkya Rahane, who has been recalled as well. The duo forged a 60-run partnership in just 34 balls, with Venkatesh being the primary accelerator. The talismanic all-rounder smacked three fours and four sixes in his fiery knock before he perished to Kumar Kartikeya in the sixth over. Yet, it was enough to damage KKR, who went with a heavy-batting unit against MI with the aim to post a massive total on the scoreboard.
Here is the video of the fiery knock of Venkatesh Iyer:
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh , Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
Here is how the fans reacted:
Guess what which team helps Venkatesh Iyer in bringing back his form?
Koi bhi ake Baja ja raha hai😮💨😮💨#KKRvsMI
— BeingPratik (@itsssVikas) May 9, 2022
— Gikku Jacob Peter (@chackochipeter) May 9, 2022
Just witnessed old kkr 💕💕
— ✨SATHVIKA 💛 (@Sathvika08_) May 9, 2022
— Manish sunder (@Manishsunder) May 9, 2022
THIS IS THE VENKATESH IYER WE KNOW 💜
— vikash (@notdbestcontent) May 9, 2022
Venkatesh iyer better than Hardik pandya
— DHRUV🇫🇷 (@IamDhruv45) May 9, 2022
Only achievement of Venkatesh Iyer this season is to play against MI . Against all other teams he suffered a lot .
— anurag vishwakarma (@ltdedition007) May 9, 2022
What a start from Venkatesh Iyer, the break really helped him 💜
— sohom ᱬ (@AwaaraHoon) May 9, 2022