India’s new middle-order solution of the number four position in ODIs, Shreyas Iyer has lauded BCCI President Sourav Ganguly after working with him in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Iyer leads the Delhi Capitals franchise in the IPL wherein Sourav Ganguly played the role of an advisor. Ganguly had to step down from the post after he was appointed the new president of BCCI, last year.
Shreyas Iyer’s stint with the franchise has been amazing in the past couple of years. Iyer was promoted as the captain of the Delhi Capitals midseason in 2018 after Gautam Gambhir stepped down as skipper and he has since not looked back. Iyer stamped his authority as a captain as he led Delhi Capitals to the playoffs last year for the first time in seven years.
Shreyas looks to be the permanent solution to team India’s problem of a number four batsman in ODI cricket. India has been haunted with it so much so that it also cost them the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Shreyas Iyer Hails Sourav Ganguly’s Work Ethic
Iyer recently opened up on working with Ganguly at Delhi Capitals and said the former Indian captain is tactically very good and had done his homework well in the IPL during his stint with the franchise.
“The way they (Ganguly, Ponting) handled me it was really amazing. Before the games, I used to go to dada’s (Sourav Ganguly) room. He used to call me and ask me what team we will play. I feel he is really good tactically and he has done his study about all teams in the IPL. He knows what he is talking,” Iyer said on Cricbuzz‘s chat show Spicy Pitch.
“On the other hand, Ricky Ponting is a very personality to be with,” Iyer added speaking about the two-time World Cup-winning captain.
Major Concerns Still Stand Firm Over IPL 2020 Future
With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed from March 29 to April 15. India is currently on a 21-day lockdown to combat the deadly virus.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at the October-November window for the IPL. But the move can be possible only if the ICC decides to postpone the men’s T20 World Cup that is to be held later in the year, according to some sources in the board.
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