New Delhi: The second phase of IPL 2021 is currently being played in UAE. So far in this phase, a player has become famous all over the world after only two matches. This player is Venkatesh Iyer, the opening batsman of the Kolkata Knight Riders team. Venkatesh Iyer has made a big name in a very short span of time and he is being seen as a star in the times to come.
This giant helped
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Venkatesh Iyer is a big fan of former captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and says that Ganguly has a big role to play in his batting. Venkatesh has emerged as KKR’s new star batsman and played a key role in helping his team win an unbeaten 41 against RCB and 53 against Mumbai Indians.
praise of Ganguly
After the match, Venkatesh said that he always wanted to play for KKR, the reason for which is Ganguly as he was the captain of this team in the beginning. Venkatesh said, ‘KKR is the first franchise I wanted to associate with which is because Dada (Ganguly) was the captain of the team in the beginning. To be honest, it is a dream come true for me.
big fan of grandpa
He said, ‘I am a big fan of Dada. He will have crores of fans all over the world and I am one of them. Dada has contributed significantly to my batting. When I was very young, I used to bat with the right hand but I wanted to do exactly the same thing seeing Dada, the way he hit sixes, the way he batted.
Venkatesh said, ‘When I was in lockdown, I guess I was really waiting for my opportunity. It was very positive that I would get my chance and every activity I did was directed towards how I was going to play the match. KKR’s next match will be with Chennai Super Kings on 26 September.