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Zaheer Khan comments on Shreyas Iyer throwing away his wicket
By SMCS - Feb 5, 2024 11:30 am
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Former India pacer Zaheer Khan said that Shreyas Iyer’s inability to make the most of his opportunity could cost him his place in India’s Test team as well. Shreyas scored 29 runs off 52 deliveries as India put up 255 in their second innings on Day 3 of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, February 4 as well. The visitors finished the day at 67/1 in pursuit of 399 runs.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer was criticized for his dismissal

During a discussion on Colors Cineplex, Zaheer said: “You need to understand the moments that are important for you and the team, and I feel that was a moment for Shreyas Iyer as well. Anderson had bowled his spell. Only one fast bowler is playing and after that, spin was going to be used. You have top-class ability for playing spin. So you wasted an opportunity. You lost your wicket while trying to be overdominant and you might have to pay for it, considering the situation you are talking about.”

However, Shreyas Iyer failed to convert his start into a good knock and fell prey while trying to play a big shot. Gill, on the other hand, scored a 147-ball 104 as well.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

“The selectors will sit again and select the team after these two Test matches. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli might come back. So if you have two players coming in, two players will go out of the playing XI as well because they are players who will straightaway take their places in the XI,” Aakash Chopra concluded. “So if you don’t score runs or don’t show that you are fully ready, that you can understand any situation, show maturity, and contribute for the team, then Gill is definitely ahead in the race and you can say that Shreyas frittered away an opportunity.”