Venkatesh Iyer, KKR’s star all-rounder could be seen in a video clip shared by the Kolkata Knight Riders where the assistant coach pulled Iyer’s legs over his photography skills on Monday.
In the video, KKR players were having some fun as Venkatesh Iyer is seen clicking pictures of assistant coach Abhishek Nayar. Iyer then handed the picture to him. But Nayar then pulled his legs and said that no one has clicked such a bad picture of him. The southpaw then tried defending himself and said that there might be some issue with the camera.
You can see the video here:
The 27-year-old Venkatesh Iyer is a man of skills and was one of the key players in the last year’s IPL. He notched 370 runs in 10 games at a strike rate of 128.42. In the first match against Chennai Super Kings, Iyer’s 43-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (44) was one of the factors KKR ended up winning the game. His individual score in that match was a meager one as he was dismissed by DJ Bravo after scoring 16 runs. KKR ended up defeating CSK after chasing 132 runs.
“You need the blessings to go and grab the cup”- Seth Rollins to Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer recently revealed that he is a huge fan of WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. Just before the start of the IPL, Seth Rollins gave him his blessings and said: “Venkatesh, my man. You got Indian Premier league ahead of you. So, you need my blessings to go and grab the cup. Prepare yourself to be blessed by the visionary and go one and burn it down.”
Another Iyer joined the team with the KKR this year. He is none other than team captain Shreyas Iyer. KKR picked Shreyas for Rs.12.25 crores at the mega-auction in Bengaluru.
Former Indian batter Mohammad Kaif praised Shreyas and said: “Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy was good. It was a smart decision to include Umesh in the playing X|. He was with the team before but wasn’t getting opportunities to feature in the X|. But Shreyas fit him in nicely. He played Shivam Mavi as well as utilized the spinners (Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Naraine) and Andre Russell adeptly. His captaincy was aggressive.”