Indian all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has said that he always wants to evolve as an all-rounder and as a cricketer. Iyer had a terrific 2021, as he performed sensationally for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and helped the team reach the final of the tournament. Iyer after his amazing performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy also got his T20I and ODI call-up.
Speaking to Boria Majumdar, Iyer said he wants to evolve in every aspect of the game whether it is batting, bowling, fielding, or leadership.
“I think, personally, I always wanted to evolve as an all-rounder, I always wanted to evolve as a cricketer. Which just doesn’t mean batting and bowling but also fielding and my leadership skills on the ground.
“You know, just giving advice to the captain or taking those smart decisions here and there. Even if you’re not the captain, you don’t have the position.
“You can still contribute to your side by showing your leadership skills, so that is something I really feel is really important to create an atmosphere where everyone is at parity,” Iyer said.
“So I’m working on that and I’m really happy that it’s happening, you know. I’m completing my quota, I’m batting up the order sometimes and also playing the role of a finisher, being flexible, just how I want it to be,” he added.
I Take Things As They Come, I Take It One Day At A Time – Venkatesh Iyer
Iyer while talking about his inclusion in India’s ODI team for the South Africa tour said that he will take it one day at a time.
“I take things as they come. I take it one day at a time. Of course, I have in mind how to go about things there, to have the preps in place for the bouncy tracks. As a bowler, as a fielder and as a batter.”
“Everything has worked out, but I still take it one day at a time. Right now my focus is on how to prepare for tomorrow, as in the next practice session and then the next practice session. As soon as I reach South Africa, how do I practice there… That is on my mind and not just how I am going to apply myself on the pitch,” he further added.
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