Indian batter Shreyas Iyer, recently acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for IPL 2022, reveals how he feels while watching the mega auction held on February 12 and 13. In the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Iyer split by Kolkata for INR 12.25 crores and was recently announced as the head of voting rights ahead of IPL 2022.
“I was watching the auction and KKR has gone for me from the beginning. There are other great rights as well and I remember the war going on. We, all the members (India) of our team are sitting together and watching. TV, “ Iyer said.
“My heart is pounding, and I can’t control my emotions. I’m trying to relax, but you know, andar hi andar se (from the inside), I have a little feeling. Finally, KKR takes me. That pain is amazing.I am very proud, know a rich history and to be in the KKR program. he added.
Iyer believes he will enter the leadership role with KKR with more development and experience in decision making and leadership skills.
Iyer comes with the experience of the Delhi Capitals captain in 41 IPL matches, including taking them to the finals of IPL 2020. “I will come up with a very different opinion right now. “I really look forward to working with everyone in the team, and build that integration that can really help the team perform at a different level,” Iyer told KKR’s official website on Monday. .
Iyer will be the sixth player to lead KKR in the IPL after Sourav Ganguly (2008-10), McCullum (2009), Gautam Gambhir (2011-17), Dinesh Karthik (2018-20) and Eoin Morgan (2020-21). “You know, for me to be part of the KKR family is a great feeling. I really want to appreciate the work that all the great actors have done in the past and I would like to follow the same footsteps, which they have. Created for KKR.
Personally, I feel like I am a senior player and I want to create an environment where we all think of a stadium, which you win, ”Iyer said of his captaincy with KKR.
Iyer has signed off on saying he has had some conversations with head coach Brendon McCullum, who set the IPL alight with 158 unbeaten on the first day of the competition in 2008.
“Brendon McCullum as a coach I feel very angry. Even when you see him playing for his country (New Zealand), he is a very angry person and he is kind of dangerous. “
“And I absolutely love that. Obviously, I’ve had some conversations with him after the sale. He has that quiet attitude and I really hope to work with him, and to have some very successful times for KKR at years ago. .”
IPL 2022 will run from March 26 and run until May 29. The group stage of the tournament will take place at four venues in Mumbai and Pune: Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium and MCA International Stadium.