Abhishek Nayar, assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, is impressed with Shreyas Iyer’s leadership in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Nayar, who has been with the KKR club for a while, lauded Shreyas and compared his captaincy style to that of India and Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma.
On March 26, the Shreyas Iyer-led KKR team started their IPL 2022 campaign with a huge win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener.
Shreyas, who guided Delhi Capitals to their first final in 2020, was released after the 2021 season, and KKR paid a record Rs. 12.25 crore for his services.
After releasing Eoin Morgan before the players’ auction, KKR needed a new captain and turned to Shreyas to fill that role.
Despite re-signing Australia Test captain Pat Cummins in the players’ auction, KKR chose Shreyas to lead the team over Cummins.
Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer are Quite Similar In Terms Of Captaincy: Nayar
“Shreyas has a lot of personality features in common with Rohit Sharma. In terms of charisma, easygoing demeanor, and inspiring cricketers, he is nearly similar to Rohit” In a media encounter, Nayar responded to a query from TOI by saying, “He encourages the players to play the style of game they want to play.”
“There are a lot of similarities between Shreyas’ confidence and charisma on the pitch and Rohit’s” (Sharma). He’s a player who improves with every game. He’s a new captain. “I believe that in the future, he will be someone who would wear the Indian colors as a captain,” Nayar added.
Shreyas has played 88 IPL games in his career, scoring 2395 runs at a 31.93 average. He captained Delhi Capitals to their lone IPL final (2020). He has a total of 16 half-centuries to his credit.