The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has said that he and KKR captain Shreyas Iyer keep talking about winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in the dressing room and during practice sessions.
Venkatesh Iyer along with Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction.
While talking about being retained, Venkatesh said that he is thankful to the Kolkata Knight Riders for showing faith in him and wanted the team to win the 15th edition of the tournament. He said:
“It feels great to be retained. I was so happy. I am thankful to KKR for showing faith in me. I am really happy that I am retained. The only thing going on in my mind is how to take KKR to a title win this time. I want KKR to lift the winning trophy this time.”
Venkatesh also said that he and Shreyas Iyer, who was bought by KKR at the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction for INR 12.25 crore, give inputs to each other. He added that his focus is to contribute with bat and ball for KKR and help them win their third title. He asserted:
“Shreyas and I always talk in the dressing room and during practice sessions “yaar…iss baar IPL jeetna hai” (We have to win the IPL this time). We always give inputs to each other.
“When a lot of people think together then the synergy is something amazing. The only thing I think of is contributing with bat and ball for KKR and taking them to title win, irrespective of which position I bat or which team I play against.”
I really want to meet Rajinikanth – Venkatesh Iyer
The Madhya Pradesh all-rounder said that he is a huge fan of Rajinikanth, who is an Indian actor, producer and screenwriter, and he wants to meet him. Venkatesh stated:
“I just want to ask him (Rajinikanth) if he is free and to please take some time out for me and meet me. I really want to meet him. I want to wish him a lot of good health. His next movie has been announced 169 (Thalaivar 169) and I am really looking forward to watching it.”
Meanwhile, Venkatesh will be seen in action in the first match of the Indian Premier League 2022 in the clash against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on March 26 at the Wankhede Stadium.
So far, Venkatesh has played 10 Indian Premier League matches and scored 370 runs at an average of 41.11. Also, he has managed to pick up three wickets.