Ganguly backs Iyer at No.4 spot
India’s Shreyas Iyer has slowly started to grab the attention of the great after he displayed calmness and composure during the team’s tour of West Indies. He displayed serene class in the ODI series and experts feel that Iyer is the right man for the No.4 spot.
It was only recently, Sunil Gavaskar said Iyer is the right man to solve team’s No.4 conundrum and now Sourav Ganguly joins the bandwagon to express the same opinion.
Nonetheless, Shreyas Iyer had earlier told that he is willing to bat at any position the team wants him to bat as he wants to be a bit more versatile.
Ganguly can sense something great in Iyer as he feels that Iyer has the surplus quality to deliver the much-needed amends coming at No.4.
“The quality is hugely noticeable and hopefully as he will watch his champion captain more, he will start converting those good knocks into hundreds. He should ideally bat at No.4.
He must understand that it is a position which the greats have made their own with big performances and that is what the Indian public will start expecting from him,” Ganguly added.
In only two innings at Port of Spain, Shreyas Iyer batted with gumption and scored 136 runs at a strike rate of 124.77 including 2 half-centuries to his name. He even worked as the skipper of Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals under Sourav Ganguly’s mentorship in IPL 2019.
Last but not the least, Ganguly spoke about India’s captain Virat Kohli after the latter was named the man of the series in the ODI series against West Indies which took place earlier this week. Playing just 2 matches, Kohli scored 234 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 104.46 including 2 outstanding centuries.
“I stayed up till 3 AM watching him [Virat Kohli] get those hundreds and that sums up his world class stature, which is getting better every day. I have a strong feeling that he will leave everyone behind,” Ganguly wrote.