Venkatesh Iyer was adjudged Player Of The Match in Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) and Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, October 13.

Losing the toss and batting first Delhi Capitals (DC) batters struggled towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling unit and so they managed to attain solely 135 runs with opener Shikhar Dhawan being the best run-getter with 36 runs off 39 balls.

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Chasing the goal Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh supplied a superb begin to the staff by including 96 runs from 74 balls. After openers bought out Kolkata Knight Riders confronted an enormous batting collapse.

Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi (Image Credits: Twitter)

However, ultimately, Rahul Tripathi smashed a six and marched Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the direction of a 3-wicket victory within the nail-biting encounter.

Now Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the summit conflict at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday, October 15.

I Am Doing What Has Been Asked Of Me – Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer (Image: Twitter)

After successful Player Of The Match for his excellent 55 runs off 41 balls, Venkatesh Iyer throughout the post-match presentation stated he was simply doing issues that staff had requested him to. He acknowledged:

I’m doing what has been requested of me. I’m very completely satisfied that we ended on the successful aspect. There is not any distinction. I got here out and performed the best way I need to play. 

Venkatesh Iyer additionally stated he was “grateful” to the administration for giving him the liberty to bat the best way he wished to. Also, Iyer advised that at present he performed his pure recreation after proscribing himself previously couple of video games. Venkatesh Iyer elaborated:

“I am grateful to the management. It is a wonderful place to come and play. I think in the past couple of games, I have been trying to restrict myself a bit as I wanted to stay till the end. But then I thought it is not me. I was losing out on the present trying to be a bit conservative.”

Further Venkatesh Iyer lauded his opening companion Shubaman Gill and termed him as a “wonderful strokeplayer”. He asserted:

Gill is an extremely wonderful strokeplayer and we complement each other. Heard the news (about being asked to stay back in the Indian bio-bubble for the T20 WC) this morning, but my entire focus was on tonight’s game.”

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