Kaif backs Iyer for India’s No.4 spot
Team India’s future is in great hands and thanks to the young talents who are blooming at the right time. For so long, India’s No.4 has often been an issue which was not sorted out. However, after Shreyas Iyer’s batting prowess, fans have come to the conclusion that Iyer is the right man for No.4 spot.
Even former India batsman Mohammad Kaif thinks the same. The former cricketer has backed Shreyas Iyer and also believes the youngster’s hungriness to score runs on a consistent basis makes him an asset for the Indian cricket team.
Kaif, who was the assistant coach of Delhi Capitals, which Iyer was the captain of, reckons Iyer is destined for greater things. “I am a huge fan of Shreyas Iyer. Firstly, he has come out of domestic cricket, having played many years there. He has not got an opportunity too quickly for India. He has played IPL for a number of years, scored many runs, then only his name came. His name has come at the right time because he is hungry. He is bored of playing domestic cricket and wants to play for India,” Kaif spoke of Iyer about Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel.
It is a well-known fact that India struggled to find a suitable No. 4 batsman which proved to be a detrimental factor in 2019 World Cup campaign. Ambati Rayudu, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant, everyone was tried and tested but it was to no avail. However, Iyer with his consistent performances seems to have cemented No. 4 slot.
“He is mentally very sorted, has a great understanding of his game and his role. He doesn’t get angry easily and thinks a lot before speaking. He has gained a lot from captaining in the IPL because you learn to take responsibility. Since he has become captain, he has become a better player. India will not get a better player than Shreyas Iyer at No.4,” Kaif said.