IND vs NZ 2021:Venkatesh Iyer- “The dream is win tournaments for the country”

Venkatesh Iyer, an all-rounder who has got his first India call-up for the T20I series against New Zealand, has claimed that winning tournaments for the country is his ultimate goal.

Venkatesh Iyer rose to prominence after a stellar debut season with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2021. He hit 128.47 percent of his pitches for 370 runs in 10 games. Iyer was a key figure in turning around the franchise’s fortunes in the second half of the T20 league.

The 26-year-old credited his emergence as a cricketer to his home state of Madhya Pradesh, adding that he is now eager to achieve greater things for India.

“I have been playing domestic cricket for quite some time and the way that my team has progressed is a result of what I’m getting. It is one thing to play for the country, but the dream is not just to play there but to make the country win and win tournaments for the country.” Venkatesh Iyer said

Avesh Khan

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Venkatesh Iyer previously stated that his Madhya Pradesh teammate, Avesh Khan, was the one who informed him that both of them had been selected for the Indian squad.

Avesh, who is a left-handed batter, noted that both players are delighted for each other. IND vs NZ 2021

“Personally, I felt happier for him than for myself. I have seen him grow, not only as a cricketer but also as a person. We are neighbors and we both play for the same association and share a good bond, being room partners for half a decade. I have seen the struggles he has gone through. I am happy for him and I’m sure that he is, even more, happier for me.” He added

Avesh Khan, 24, had a strong IPL season for Delhi Capitals, taking 24 wickets at a strike rate of 15.25 in 16 games.

Venkatesh Iyer mentioned that he hasn’t set any specific aims for the series against New Zealand and instead wants to enjoy himself as much as possible.

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