“Showed A Lot Of Character”: Irfan&Matthew Praise KKR: Former cricketers Irfan Pathan and Matthew Hayden praised the temperament displayed by Kolkata Knight Riders starter Venkatesh Iyer when the team beat defending champions the Mumbai Indians.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) starting player Venkatesh Iyer picked up where he left off. In the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when he made his first. During the ongoing second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2021. He had 53 runs on just 30 balls against a strong Mumbai Indians (MI). Bowling lineup, which has been praised by former cricketers such as Irfan Pathan and Matthew Hayden. On the Star Sports post-match show, Irfan emphasized the fact that Iyer was not sitting on his laurels. And against RCB and played with the same attitude and appeared against Jasprit Bumrah and Company.
Irfan Pathan, Matthew Hayden Praise KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer For Batting Display vs Mumbai Indians
“The first match, he showed a lot of character. He showed some of the shots as well, cover drive and all. But there is always this question in your mind as a young player, what is going to happen in the next match. Who is going to turn up? Is it the same guy who is going to turn up?” he said.
Irfan also praised the character that Iyer had shown when he faced world-class pacers Bumrah and Trent Boult.
“He did, he actually turned up better, especially against Bumrah, against Boult. Against the Mumbai Indians bowling line-up, he showed a lot of character. There is a lot more we are going to see of Venkatesh Iyer in the future,” he explained.
KKR scored a comfortable victory at Sevenwicket by chasing the 156 goals with 29 balls remaining. KKR will face the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 26.
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