Dubai: India has discovered an explosive batsman like AB de Villiers. You are not surprised.. who is the ‘de Villiers’ of India? Yes! Venkatesh Iyer, who emerged as India’s de Villiers, has blown away world class bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult with his swashbuckling batting while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2021. Venkatesh Iyer, who played domestic cricket for Madhya Pradesh, made everyone his fan with his stormy batting.
India discovered this stormy batsman
Venkatesh Iyer was beating fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne and Trent Boult as if AB de Villiers himself was batting. Venkatesh Iyer scored 53 runs in 30 balls, which included 4 fours and 3 sixes. Venkatesh Iyer did not get a chance to play in the first phase of IPL 2021, but as soon as the second phase of IPL 2021 came after Corona, Venkatesh Iyer’s luck took a turn. Venkatesh Iyer got a chance to make his IPL debut on 20 September 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bowlers like Bumrah-Bolt blown away
In his very first IPL match, Iyer played an unbeaten innings of 41 runs in 27 balls with the help of one six and seven fours and made everyone aware of his skills. In the first match, Venkatesh Iyer missed to make Pachasa, but he made up for it in his second match. In the match against Mumbai Indians on 23 September, Iyer again played a brilliant innings and this time also played an important role in his team’s victory. Iyer started his innings by hitting Trent Boult for a six. After that Iyer did not look back and played a valuable innings of 53 runs in just 30 balls.
Bumrah won hearts
Iyer hit three sixes and four fours in this innings. During the match, Iyer also thrashed Jasprit Bumrah, one of the best fast bowlers in the world, but this fast bowler did something that fans are praising. During the match, when Iyer’s shoe lace opened, Bumrah went and tied his shoe lace.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 23, 2021
. @jaspritbumrah93 is just awesome. What a lovely person.
— Uttaran Das (@das_uttaran) September 23, 2021
Wow respect for such players
— (@sudeshn12778562) September 23, 2021
Kolkata trampled Mumbai
Batting first, Mumbai Indians scored 155 for six in 20 overs, in reply KKR achieved the target in 15.1 overs losing three wickets. Apart from Iyer, Rahul Tripathi also played his bat fiercely. Chasing the target, KKR lost the first wicket for 40 runs, but after that Iyer and Rahul together made the Mumbai Indians bowlers cry. Rahul played an innings of 74 not out off 42 balls. During this he hit eight fours and three sixes. After this win, KKR has reached the top-4 in the points table, while Mumbai Indians have slipped from the fourth place to the seventh position.
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