For some time now, the bats of Team India’s openers have been flopping badly in important matches. He is not able to perform anything special for the team. After which speculations are being made that Team India needs a new opener. At this time, India has many options in the form of openers for limited overs cricket. Venkatesh Iyer is one of them. At the same time, recently, Iyer made a big disclosure that why he was sent to bat in the lower order.
Venkatesh Iyer disclosed about not getting the opening batting
Actually, Team India’s all-rounder player Venkatesh Iyer is a bowler as well as an opener. But due to the presence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Ishaan Kishan in the team, he could not get a chance to open. In this episode, he disclosed,
“When I came into the team, I saw that there were already three openers. Rohit Bhai, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan were present in the team. I knew that I was not going to open. When I met Rahul sir, he told me how my approach is while opening. I was told that I would be playing the role of the finisher. Rohit bhai and Rahul sir told me that I would be given several games for this role. Once you have the support of the captain and the coach, the job becomes even easier.”
Venkatesh Iyer is in NCA
Significantly, due to the return of Hardik Pandya, his leaf has been cut from the team. Although at this time he is away from the cricket field due to injury. These days he is in the National Cricket Academy. When he comes back after recovering from there, he will try to regain his place in the team. Now the fans will be waiting for when Iyer will return after recovering. With this, let us tell that for the Indian Premier League 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders, a team owned by Shah Rukh Khan, has retained him.