India vs. Sri Lanka: Shreyas Iyer, who was named Man of the Match for his heroic performance in the 2nd Test, said he had always dreamed of being a test player for India and hopes to continue to do so in the future to preserve.
Shreyas Iyer on his winning performance against SL: Trying to get ahead of the bowlers (AP Photo)
- Shreyas Iyer was voted Man of the Match for his brilliant two innings
- I’ve always dreamed of being a test player for India, says Shreyas Iyer
- Iyer showed his class playing two valuable shots at a difficult wicket
Young batsman Shreyas Iyer is living his dream of representing the India men’s national cricket team in test matches and is hoping to maintain consistency after beating Sri Lanka in the 238-run win over Sri Lanka in Monday’s pink ball test in Bengaluru played the lead role.
Iyer showed his class, playing two valuable shots against a difficult Chinnaswamy wicket as India beat Sri Lanka in three days to seal a 2-0 series win. Iyer, who came out No. 6 to bat, hit 92 runs with just 98 balls in the first innings and played a crucial role in the Indian team scoring a competitive 252 overall in the first innings. He was voted man of the match for his brilliant two innings in the day-night test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.
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“It wasn’t my normal approach, but seeing other batters fighting I knew I had to attack. I was just trying to get ahead of the bowlers. When the tail came in I was at 55 adding 37 more so I wasn’t too concerned about missing a hundred,” Shreyas Iyer told broadcasters at the awards ceremony after the game.
However, Shreyas Iyer showed a very different brand of cricket in the second innings as he took his time settling and choosing balls for his shots. The KKR captain played another fine 67-run shot in the second innings that set the stage for India’s victory.
“We were given a goal and I wanted to play as many balls as possible. I’ve always dreamed of being a test player for India, playing alongside the greats and contributing at the highest level. I hope I can maintain that consistency in the period ahead,” added Iyer.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah shared seven wickets as India beat Sri Lanka in the second 238-run Pink Ball Test to seal a 2-0 series win on Monday. Sri Lanka chased 447 to victory on day three and were eliminated after tea with 208. Skipper Dimuth Karunarante provided the lone resistance with his 14th Century Test.