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Indian middle-order batter and Player of the Match (PotM) in the second Test, Shreyas Iyer, revealed that he simply didn’t have a choice but to start attacking once he saw how his fellow teammates were struggling on a tough Bengaluru surface.

Right from Day 1, there was a considerable amount of spin and relying on the defence wasn’t a long-lasting solution. Therefore, Iyer felt that the only way to survive would be to go on the offensive and he managed to do so.

He rescued India’s first innings with a 92-run knock, narrowly missing out on a well-deserved hundred. The knock was studded with ten fours and four maximums, including one that flew out of the stadium.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: BCCI)

(On first innings knock) That wasn’t my normal approach but when I saw other batters struggling, I knew I had to attack. I was just trying to be one step ahead of the bowlers. When the tail came in, I was on 55 and I added 37 more, so I wasn’t too bothered about missing out on a hundred,” Iyer said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

“Have always dreamt about being a Test player for India and playing alongside the greats” – Shreyas Iyer

Iyer is still in his early days, especially in Test cricket, but he has started out on the right path. Every youngster dreams of playing for the national side and Iyer is just grateful to have been able to do so and contribute to the team’s cause as well.

Shreyas Iyer
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(Second innings) We were given a target, and I was in the mindset to play as many balls as possible. I have always dreamt about being a Test player for India and playing alongside the greats, and contributing at the highest level. I hope I can maintain that consistency in the time to come,” he further added.

Iyer deservedly got the PotM for his knocks of 92 and 67 which helped India post totals of 252 and 303 respectively. Eventually, they managed to win by 238 runs and secure their 15th consecutive home series win.

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