Shreyas Iyer ended the Test series against Sri Lanka with 186 runs from three innings which included the fifties in both innings of the second Test. India won the day-night Test in Bengaluru by 238 runs to complete a clean sweep against Sri Lanka. Iyer scored 92 and 67 in the two innings and was also awarded the Man of the Match.
It was a memorable series for Rohit Sharma as he completed clean sweeps across formats against the visitors. In the post-match press conference, he wholeheartedly praised Shreyas Iyer for his contribution with the bat. He replaced Cheteshwar Pujara at number three in the playing XI and delivered the goods. Rohit said he carried on his T20 form to Test cricket and stepped up when he had big shoes to fill.
Shreyas Iyer Had Big Shoes To Fill: Rohit Sharma
“Shreyas just carried on from where he left off in the T20 series against Sri Lanka. He seemed to carry that form into the Test series. He knew he was stepping into the big shoes of guys like Rahane and Pujara, but he has everything that he requires. He will be better now when he starts travelling,” said Rohit after the match.
Iyer made his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur last year and in quick time has become a regular member of the Indian team across formats. He performed well with the bat in the third ODI against West Indies, followed by the T20I series against Sri Laka where he scored three consecutive fifties and now in the Test series.
Shreyas Iyer scored 204 runs in the T20I series against Sri Lanka and ended as the highest run-getter in the series. He will now join the KKR squad and start his preparations for IPL 2022. The franchise roped him for 12.25 crores and also appointed him as the skipper of the side.