IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer Shares His Thoughts About Intensity and Mindset Of Kolkata Knight Riders As A Franchise

Updated - 20 Mar 2022, 11:39 AM

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Shreyas Iyer was appointed as the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2022. As the team starts a new season, Iyer is being seen as someone who can lead the team in a vibrant and more positive way on its new journey. The side made it to the final of IPL 2021 but lost out to CSK. They face Chennai again in their opening game of IPL 2022 and has a chance to turn the tables.

Shreyas Iyer, the newly appointed KKR captain shared his thought about the team and the players ahead of the new season. He also spoke about mindset and intensity, two traits that he thinks are quite similar between him and the franchise. Speaking to KKR’s official website, Shreyas Iyer first spoke about the intensity with which the team has played over the years. He said that the intensity of the team is something to which he can relate to.

KKR Has Always Been Fearless As A Team: Shreyas Iyer

KKr captain Shreyas Iyer. Photo- Twitter
KKr captain Shreyas Iyer. Photo- Twitter

“They [KKR] have always been aggressive and they’ve been fearless as a team. Right from ball one, they like to throw the punch and put you on the back foot. And obviously, you need to have that kind of a mindset. I go through with the same mindset whenever I go out to bat, and when I want to lead as a captain, I want such kind of intensity from my players as well. If it comes from the coach, it’s greater because the energy is basically provided by the coach and captain” Shreyas told KKR.in.

Iyer then spoke about the team’s mindset which he has seen over the years playing against them and now as the captain of the side. Here again, he has found the typical similarity of going out and expressing which he took likes as a player.

“I’m really happy with the mindset and planning that KKR have nourished over the years. Basically, I also have a similar kind of mindset – go out there and express ourselves as much as possible and not to have any regrets when we get off the field. Whatever you do, you do it for the team and you put yourself second – I think that’s the mindset I like to focus on as captain” Iyer further added saying.

csk vs kkr

Shreyas Iyer has the tough task of leading KKR and MS Dhoni’s CSK in their first game. Over the years, CSK has been a team that has dominated KKR. In the 19 games played so far between two sides, CSK has won 12 times while KKR only seven.

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