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Wishes pour in as Shreyas Iyer turns 29 today!
By SMCS - Dec 6, 2023 5:27 pm
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Star India batter Shreyas Iyer turned 29 on Wednesday. Ever since his international debut in 2017, he made headlines with his performance by using the Qopportunities with both hands and has gradually established himself as India’s first-choice middle-order batter in ODI as well. He has also played well in the middle-order in the longer format.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Since his Test debut in 2021, he has played 10 Tests. In these, he has scored 666 runs in 16 innings at an average of 44.40 as well. He has scored a century and five fifties and his best score is 105 as well. He scored a century against New Zealand on debut and became the 16th cricketer to do so as well. However, ODIs remain Iyer’s best format. He has scored 2,331 runs in 58 ODIs and 53 innings at an average of 49.59 and a strike rate of almost 101 as well. He has hit five tons and 17 fifties, with the best score of 128*.

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He was part of the Indian team in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, which reached the final. He was in sublime form in the tournament with the bat and became the first-ever middle-order batter to score 500 or more runs in a single CWC edition as well. Shreyas Iyer smashed 530 runs at an average of 66.25 in 11 innings and a strike rate of over 113 where he managed to score two hundreds and three fifties, with the best score of 128* as well.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

In the shortest format, Shreyas Iyer has scored 1,104 runs in 51 matches and 47 innings at an average of 30.66, with eight fifties and best score of 74* at a strike rate of over 136. Overall in 119 international matches, Iyer has scored 4,101 runs which came at an average of 41.84 and a strike rate of over 99. He has scored six tons and 30 half-centuries in 116 innings, with the best score of 128* as well.

In his Indian Premier League (IPL) career, Shreyas Iyer has played for Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. He led DC to the final of IPL 2020, where they lost to Mumbai Indians (MI) as well. In 101 IPL matches, he has smashed 2,776 runs at an average of 31.55, with a strike rate of 125.38 with 19 fifties as well.

Here is how everyone wished him on his birthday: