After finishing the Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Punjab Kings match yesterday, former Indian team cricketer Akash Chopra observed KKR team captain Shreyas Iyer in the 20-over match and said that Shreyas is dealing with a little bit of leg-spinner and needs to get his act together soon in the Indian Premier League for further competitive matches that will help team KKR reach the tournament final.
Kolkata Knight Riders have made a superb entry and won their first opening match against CSK on March 26th, 2022, and after that, KKR again won by 6 wickets against Punjab Kings. Overall, KKR has performed admirably in the game, with only one defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Captain Shreyas has taken a very nice decision on the batting order, bowling position, and all-rounders players he has in his squad, so he doesn’t need to worry about the game.
Akash Chopra, the former batsman of the India team, says that there was no doubt about Shreyas’ performance as he is on average only. And also, he proved himself as a great leader after winning two matches out of three in the Indian Premier League, which was incredible. But Shreyas seems to be having an issue with the leg-spinner.
In the first match, Shreyas putted 20 runs [not-out] to reach the 133 total score in 18.3 overs. After wasting a few overs, the team rose up in support of Ajinkya Rahane with 44 runs, Sam Billing with 25 runs, and Nitish Rana with 21 runs. KKR defeated CSK by 6 wickets.
In Wednesday’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the KKR batters faced problems scoring well in the game because RCB’s boldest bowlers attacked the KKR players back to back and picked maximum wickets in the game. Shreyas got caught by Wanindu Hasaranga and he had mentioned only 13 runs in the game. Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav and Sam Billing contributed minimum runs to mark a 128-run total score in the match against RCB. RCB batters also faced the same issues in scoring well in the game, but their plus point is that bowlers never miss a catch and succeed in picking great wickets in the match.
And the third time Shreyas has mentioned his 26 runs in 15 balls and he is willing to do more, but Rahul Chahar of Punjab Kings runs him out of the game. Aside from the batting, the captain won the game with his game intelligence, as he hired Andre Russell to bat under strike, and he scored 70 runs in only 31 balls. Whereas Sam also contributed 24 runs for the team of Kolkata and marked victory by 6 wickets in the game.
Akash Chopra says that I have seen each game of IPL 2022 and deeply observed Shreyas Iyer as he was facing some leg-spinner issues in the game. He is too good to hit on six and give his best shot in the game. You got to get your act together, “quoted by Akash Chopra via YouTube channel.