Venkatesh Iyer believes that with India’s incredible talent, competing even in domestic competitions such as the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, or Ranji Trophy has become difficult.
The Madhya Pradesh all-rounder believes that whether you play for your state, your IPL team, or Team India, it is all about adapting to the situation.
The 27-year-old emphasised that each level and format are simply extensions of whatever fundamentals they have learned since age-group cricket.
I Consider All Levels Of The Game Same: Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer spoke exclusively to Sportskeeda about how he adapts to the demands of different levels of cricket. He stated:
Due to the amount of competition, the pressure is the same across all levels (domestic, IPL, and international). The time that you take to adapt to the pressure of each level is probably different. But I consider all levels the same and you just have to go out and execute the skills that you have been working on for the past 10-15 years.”
Venkatesh Iyer is candid and realistic about his chances of rejoining the Indian team. He could have been easily discouraged after being dropped from both the ODI and T20I squads. However, the 27-year-old is aware that due to the fierce competition in Indian cricket, he may not have a consistent chance.
“See, I believe that in cricket, you adapt or you perish. The opportunities are limited and the talent is so much so it is great to be a part of the huge pool of talent. So you need to adapt to fit into the scenario or else you will be pushed behind the line. So I always look to contribute to the team in any way possible, whether it’s opening, batting in the middle-order or bowling a couple of overs.”
Iyer would be hoping to find a place in the India A Squad that is to take on New Zealand next month.