Shreyas Iyer has already showed that he is a very capable captain. In the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he led a young Delhi Capitals side to the playoffs against all the odds. And the Mumbai star has made it clear that he aspires to lead the national team too in future.
As of now, the 24-year old has all but cemented his spot in India’s limited-overs team. Having made his international debut way back in 2017, he got very limited chances in his first two years in international cricket. However, he has become a regular member of the team after last year’s World Cup.
After India failed to find a reliable middle-order batsmen, they tried out Shreyas Iyer after the World Cup and the move has paid off so far. In his comeback series which was in West Indies, he scored fifties and shared century-plus stands with skipper Virat Kohli in two ODIs.
The Mumbai star further enhanced his reputation by slamming an impressive 62 against Bangladesh at home in the Nagpur T20I. In the subsequent home ODI series against West Indies, he scored two more fifties while batting at number four. A few weeks ago, he scored his first ODI century during the tour of New Zealand.
And while there is still a long way to go before Shreyas Iyer can call himself an established member of the team, he has revealed that he has big goals. Shreyas Iyer has said that he has thought of leading the India side sometime in the future.
“Yes I have. I have not given a thought about it at the moment. I am thinking about the present. Not thinking much about my captaincy in the future. I just want to be in the moment and enjoy it right now,” Shreyas Iyer told India Today when asked whether he has ever thought of leading the India side.