IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer To Guide Kolkata Knight Riders As Captain


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IPL Mega Auction 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders took Shreyas Iyer off-market for ₹12.25 crores. Recently, Kolkata Knight Riders officially announced Shreyas Iyer to be the new captain for the team this year. 

Profile Of Shreyas Iyer – Young Viru 

Shreyas Iyer has earned a name in the Cricket world. He has startled everyone now and then with his outstanding performances. He is 27 years old. Iyer’s birthplace is Mumbai. He is a Former Indian Cricketer with the batting style to be a right-handed batsman. 

He outstruck Pravin Amre, he spotted Iyer at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Mumbai, at that time he spotted him Iyer didn’t even enter his teenage. The timing stroke of Iyer was twice his height. His rawness and obvious talent captured Pravin’s eye. 

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Captaincy Experience Of Iyer’s 

In 2020, Iyer was appointed as the captain for Delhi Capitals but unfortunately, he was released beyond the 2021 season. Though, Kolkata Knight Riders were having second thoughts regarding Eoin Morgan’s captaincy. They required a new captain for the team. 

Under Iyer’s captaincy, Delhi Capitals performed extraordinarily in the 2020 IPL season. Though the Team led to the final, unfortunately, they lost the IPL title 2020 to Mumbai Indians. In the 2020 IPL Season, Iyer scored 519 runs from 17 matches played by him. He maintained his startling average of 34.60 inclusive of 88 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Sadly, Iyer had to miss the 2021 IPL season due to his shoulder injury. He left the leadership of Delhi Capitals. As for now, Rishabh Pant is leading the Delhi Capitals. 

Being Captain Of Kolkata Knight Riders 

Venky Mysore, current CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders and one of the Managing Directors of KKR sports and Leisure Private Limited. He likes the challenges of forming a successful team and the hard decisions he needs to take from time to time while onboard. 

According to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO, Venky Mysore states that he has inspired one and all as a standard batsman at the top level & they seem confident that Iyer is a perfect fit as a captain for KKR. 

Iyer seems to be excited to experience captaincy as Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Even Iyer stated he is honored to be the captain for Kolkata Knight Riders. Indian Premier League helps to bring together top key players worldwide and be part of the tournament. He seems to be enthusiastic about leading the team of KKR individuals. 

Brendon McCullum, a 40 years old man originated from Dunedin, Otago. He is the Former New Zealand Cricketer. McCullum popularly known as Kiwi Glovesmen and one of the finest batsmen on his team. Thereby, he seems to coach the team. Currently, Kolkata Knight Riders seem to have been coached under him.

Brendon McCullum seems excited to have Iyer on board. He believes Iyer will perform outstandingly. He is happy to see India’s dazzling future leaders. 

In the end, As the IPL season, 2022 begins. Everyone is super excited to see who takes the title of IPL 2022 this year for their respective teams. 

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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