Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer spoke about his first meeting with legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and revealed that the master-blaster is ‘obsessed’ with cricket and won’t stop talking about the game while giving advice. Iyer was 14 years old and still in the domestic circuit when he met the legendary Tendulkar for the very first time.
“I was 14 years old, and Sachin sir had come to BKC to give us motivation for a tournament. That was the first time I ever met him and a one-on-one chat happened in the Ranji Trophy final. We had a brief chat and I asked him technique and stance, which keeps on changing during matches. I asked him, “what should I do?” He said that “Dekh Shreyas, which you feel is perfect for that day, that is the right thing to do”.”
He further added,
“Sachin sir is so obsessed with cricket. He will keep on speaking only, he will give you so many tips. He said that “do whatever you feel comfortable with on that particular day”.
Shreyas Iyer had a great 2022 and ended it well as the third-highest run-scorer in international cricket, across all formats. In 39 matches, the tremendous batsman smashed 1609 runs from 39 matches at an average of 48.75. His record is embellished with a century and 14 half-centuries. Iyer’s top score was an unbeaten knock of 113 runs.
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Shreyas Iyer will begin 2023 with the upcoming ODI series vs Sri Lanka, scheduled on January 10 in Guwahati. The 2nd ODI will be held in Kolkata on January 12. This will be followed by the 3rd ODI on January 15, in Trivandrum. The ODI series will begin after the three-match T20I series, set to commence on January 3.
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