Former cricketer VVS Laxman has showered praise on Shreyas Iyer, who scored a half-century in the ongoing Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. Shreyas Iyer said in his debut Test that he was impressed with his mental toughness. Iyer, who remained unbeaten on the first day with 75 runs, showed perseverance and determination in getting India out of trouble. Shreyas Iyer, who received the Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday, was unbeaten on 75 with 7 boundaries and 2 sixes. Iyer shared an unbeaten 115 with Ravindra Jadeja for the 5th wicket. Laxman said Pujara and Rahane were out quickly but the duo kept India in a strong position on the first day. “Iyer took some time to get used to the New Zealand spinners. Iyer played his natural aggressive game. He did not look careless at any stage in his debut. ” Said.
“Shreyas Iyer played his last first-class game two years ago. The toughest challenge for any youngster is to change the mindset from white-ball to red-ball cricket. He did not compromise on this either, he set out to play just like he did for Mumbai or India A. The approach to coping with stress is great. He played for Delhi Capitals and for India in white-ball cricket. It is great news for the country for a youngster to seize the opportunity in his debut, ”Laxman told Star Sports. “Iyer does not hesitate to play big shots, it’s his natural game. The way he faced the spinners was amazing. Laxman explained. The former Indian batsman said that Iyer’s game was by no means one-dimensional and that his performance in 5th position was good news for India.
“Someone like Shreyas Iyer who loves to play aggressive cricket, sometimes those shots are reckless, I thought he was aggressive. Whenever Jamieson and Southee made good deliveries, he was respected. He did not just play dimensional cricket. ” Said. It does not matter if one is from the T20 generation, the most important thing is that good nature is required to excel at the highest level. ” Laxman said.
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