Venkatesh Iyer was brimming with pleasure as he walked as much as acquire his Man of the Match award after hitting a match-winning 55 in IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 towards Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders survived a large scare as they almost imploded out of the event in chase of 136 to succeed in their third IPL last.
Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill had hit a 96-run stand for the opening wicket in chase of 136 as KKR have been crushing in direction of the goal. Iyer had showcased the fearlessness that he has come to be identified for ever since making his debut within the second leg of the IPL 2021 within the UAE. He hit 3 sixes and 4 boundaries and bought the job achieved earlier than he bought out within the thirteenth over.DC vs KKR, IPL 2021 Qualifier 2: HighlightsIt seemed all however over for Delhi Capitals however Kolkata Knight Riders misplaced 6 wickets for simply 7 runs as they went from 123 for 1 to 130 for 7. Venkatesh Iyer, who would have thought that it was simple crusing, was made to sweat within the dugout, very similar to the thousands and thousands of KKR followers again dwelling.KKR wanted 13 runs from 24 balls however the equation got here all the way down to 7 runs from 6 balls. R Ashwin almost delivered the knockout punch as he picked up two wickets in as many balls within the last over. The equation got here down to six from 3 however Rahul Tripathi held his nerve and hit the profitable runs in fashion with a six. Iyer stated he was extraordinarily delighted to see Kolkata sail to the ultimate after a dramatic comeback within the UAE leg after having received simply 2 matches out of seven within the first leg in India.”Doing what has been asked of me, extremely happy to have won the game. There’s no difference to domestic cricket and the IPL, have come here and play the way I wanted to play,” Iyer stated.Not excited about T20 World Cup position: IyerIyer has performed an influential position in serving to Kolkata Knight Riders come again robust within the second leg of IPL 2021 within the UAE. After making his debut solely within the UAE, the 26-year-old has scored 320 runs in simply 9 matches, hitting 3 fifties. Iyer additionally showcased he can get the job achieved with the ball as he stepped in together with his medium-pace when his staff wanted him.Iyer was rewarded for his performances because the BCCI added him to the record of 8 gamers who’ve been requested to affix the bio-bubble of Team India and assist Virat Kohli’s males with the preparations for the T20 World Cup.Iyer stated he’s excited to affix the staff however he isn’t focussed on it and that the staff is trying ahead to taking part in the IPL 2021 last towards Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Friday.”Heard the news today morning. But I did not think about it, was fully focussed on today’s game. I am not thinking about the Indian team, have one more game and want to stay fully focused on that,” Iyer stated.