Venkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer (born December 25, 1994, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh) is a left-handed batsman who is a growing star for KKR in the 2021 IPL season. He is also a right-arm medium bowler. He had played two good eye-catching innings for Kolkata and won both their matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians
Venkatesh Iyer Cricket Career
Venkatesh Iyer got the chance to make his Twenty20 debut against the Railways cricket team at Holkar Stadium in March 2015. In December, he started his List A career against the Saurashtra cricket team at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, while he was pursuing a B.Com degree, alongside a Chartered Accountancy Course (India). But his cricket passion didn’t allow him to continue with CA. He decided to drop out after passing CA intermediate examination. As he needed more time to play cricket he enrolled himself in an MBA course in finance.
He made his First-Class debut for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018-19 Ranji trophy on December 6. Kolkata knight riders bought Iyer in the 2021 auction but he didn’t get a chance to play for kkr in IPL 2021 first half which was played in India.
Venkatesh Iyer Debut in Indian premier league
After the sudden stoppage of IPL 2021 in the April-May season, Ipl restarts on September 19th. On 20th September Venkatesh Iyer got the chance to play for KKR for the first time in 20th September against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Although the target was just 93 runs for Kolkata the 41 runs innings of Iyer in just 27 balls made his name in IPL. I didn’t about him until he arrived in this year’s IPL.
Playing Fearlessly against the international greats of Mumbai Indians
The 34th match of IPL 2021 played between Mumbai and Kolkata was important for both teams. Kolkata won the toss and was elected to field. Mumbai came to bat and the openers gave them a splendid start. But after the departure of Rohit Sharma of the delivery of Sunil Narine, the Mumbai Indians inning didn’t get the speed they wanted. So they put on a target of 155 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders.
But Kolkata opener Venkatesh Iyer came to bat with an aggressive mind. He hit 3 sixes and 4 fours to make 53 runs off just 31 balls. His innings put Kolkata so much in front of the match that after his dismissal Kolkata won in just 15.1 overs.
For his innings, Kolkata is now in the top 4 and becomes a contender for the top 4 positions.
What can be the future of Venkatesh Iyer
Irfan Pathan said, “Showed A Lot Of Character” and Matthew Hayden also praised him for his innings. Venkatesh Iyer himself said that Sourav Ganguly helped him indirectly in his career and he wanted to replicate his batting style. He was very happy to get into the KKR team as he is a huge fan of Sourav Ganguly.
According to the experts, Venkatesh Iyer can be a future star for team India if he continues to work hard on his game and be consistent.
Mumbai Vs Kolkata Match Review
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indian With 7 wickets remaining and 29 balls spare. It was a very big win for kkr in the context of this season ipl. With the strong comeback in the 2nd phase of IPL commentator Aakash Chopra predicted that Kolkata may play this year’s final.