Shreyas Iyer reveals why he can not bowl in the games
By SMCS - Dec 5, 2023 9:26 am
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Team India batter Shreyas Iyer has shared that he wants to bowl in international cricket but he has been advised not to do it by the team’s strength and conditioning coaches. However, Shreyas was out of the game for quite a few months due to his back injury and hence has been asked to stay away from bowling for a while as well.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Speaking to Jio Cinema after India clinched the five-match T20I series against Australia 4-1, Shreyas Iyer said, “I have been longing to bowl, but the strength and conditioning coaches, they are right ‘now you are not going to bowl for some time’. That’s the sad part of it.”

However, Shreyas Iter (53 off 37 balls) was the leading run-scorer for India in the fifth T20I against Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday. The Men in Blue posted 160/8 after being asked to bat first and then held the opponents to 154/8 as well.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer threw his wicket away in Dharamsala

Reflecting on his knock, Shreyas Iyer said: “My mindset was to go boom boom, but when I saw three wickets falling, my mind started calculating. It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on. I feel 160 was the right total, which we got eventually. To defend it was a brilliant performance from the team. I’m elated to be honest to see everyone chipping in and contributing for the team. The shots, innovation has been on point and I could see Arshdeep’s [Singh] calmness when he was bowling the last over.”