He registered a rating of 53 runs off solely 30 balls towards a powerful Mumbai Indians (MI) bowling line-up, one thing which garnered reward from former cricketers like Irfan Pathan and Matthew Hayden.
Venkatesh Iyer Confirmed A Lot Of Character: Irfan Pathan
Talking on Star Sports activities’ post-match present, Irfan Pathan careworn the truth that Venkatesh Iyer didn’t sit on his laurels towards RCB and performed with the identical mindset and turned up once more towards Jasprit Bumrah and firm consisting of pacers Trent Boult and Adam Milne and spin duo of Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar.
“The primary match, he confirmed lots of character. He confirmed a few of the photographs as nicely, cowl drive and all. However there’s all the time this query in your thoughts as a younger participant, what will occur within the subsequent match. Who’s going to show up? Is it the identical man who’s going to show up?” he stated.
Irfan Pathan additionally lauded the character proven by Venkatesh Iyer whereas tackling the likes of world-class pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
“He did, he really turned up higher, particularly towards Bumrah, towards Boult. In opposition to the Mumbai Indians bowling line-up, he confirmed lots of character. There may be much more we’re going to see of Venkatesh Iyer sooner or later,” he defined.
Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer performed knocks of unbeaten 74 and 53 respectively as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday to register their second consecutive victory of their first two matches at UAE.
Earlier than thrashing the MI by seven wickets and practically 5 overs to spare whereas chasing 156, KKR had crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 9 wickets after bowling Virat Kohli’s workforce out for 92. KKR is now fourth within the IPL 2021 desk and is firmly within the race for a top-four end.
Of their earlier match, the Eoin Morgan-led KKR facet chased down the 93 runs goal in simply ten overs as KKR openers Shubman Gill (48) and debutant Venkatesh Iyer (41 not out) ensured KKR to cruise to a 9 wicket win.
Venkatesh Iyer Impressed Matthew Hayden
Venkatesh Iyer additionally impressed former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden.
“He received permission from his mom to play cricket. Fantastic stuff as a result of let’s face it, fellas, we’re all mummy’s boys in some unspecified time in the future,” Hayden stated.
Quinton de Kock’s 55-run knock helped Mumbai Indians submit 155/6 towards KKR within the allotted twenty overs however the failure of middle-order batsmen particularly Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan harm their probabilities to win. With this win, KKR has risen to the fourth spot within the factors desk whereas Mumbai Indians has slipped to the fifth place. KKR subsequent face Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on September 26.
Temporary Scores: Mumbai Indians 155/6 (Quinton de Kock 55, Rohit Sharma 33; Lockie Ferguson 2-27) vs KKR 159/3 (Rahul Tripathi 74*, Venkatesh Iyer 53, Jasprit Bumrah 3-43).