On Monday, the entertainment was at its peak as the fans witnessed a high-scoring thriller between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. While the match had great cricketing moments, including boundaries and wickets, it was also filled with numerous tense moments. One of such moments caught the camera as the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer could be seen shouting at Venkatesh Iyer after a miscommunication between the two.
Rajasthan Royals’ pacer Trent Boult was in action as the Kiwi delivered the 16th over of the Knight Riders’ innings. On the final delivery of the over, he dished out a fuller delivery outside the off-stump to Venkatesh Iyer. The left-handed southpaw sliced it to the deep cover and set off for a run. The skipper Shreyas Iyer wanted the 2nd run, but Shimron Hetmyer, from deep cover, was swift to the ball and then released a powerful throw at the batter’s end.
Venkatesh Iyer denied the 2nd run to Shreyas Iyer, and the skipper managed to get back to his crease safely. However, he wasn’t pleased with his junior and was livid with the all-rounder for the miscommunication.
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Shreyas Iyer wanted to bat through the end
“I think from the start we got, we really were going well according to the run-rate. Finchy was good but once he was out, we slowed down a bit. We lacked a bit over there, but it’s a part of the game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t click. My plan was to bat through the end, the opposite batsman had to take it on from ball one. The match-up Rana had was with Chahal. He did not time that and it happens. He [Buttler] started a bit slow and after that, he just went off,” said Shreyas Iyer in the post-match conference.
“The way he maneuvers the ball, he is a classy batsman. Kudos to the way he batted. If we had got him out early, the scoreboard would’ve looked very different. Dew didn’t play a big role tonight. Amazing wicket to bat on. Unfortunately, Brabourne hasn’t been great for us. Hopefully, we will come back hard in the coming games,” Shreyas Iyer concluded.