IPL 2022: Irfan Pathan said KKR’s future is bright under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer.© Instagram
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan said Shreyas Iyer’s journey as captain has been remarkable and the future of Kolkata Knight Riders is bright under the leadership of this dynamic Indian cricketer. Iyer was named captain of KKR ahead of IPL 2022 and has impressed everyone with the way he has led the squad so far. After winning the opening game against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders succumbed to a six-wicket loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their second game of the season, in which their at bat didn’t click at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Punjab Kings (PBKS) kicked off their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 campaign with a five wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore last Sunday at DY Patil Stadium.
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan said on an episode of ‘Cricket Live’ on Star Sports: “Shreyas Iyer is a brilliant captain. Don’t forget he became captain mid-season, like Rohit Sharma, who became captain of the Mumbai team mid-season. Indians. in IPL 2013. For Delhi Capitals, Shreyas started well under the supervision of coach Ricky Ponting and he continued to improve his decision-making skills in his first stint as captain.”
“But his captaincy is coming out prominently this season and we will talk more about it as the tournament progresses. He is the captain of a player. He supports the players at every turn and that is a good sign of a leader. Kolkata is rosy under his watch and we’ve had glimpses of it in the first few games,” he added.
In the next round of matches, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Punjab Kings (PBKS) here on Friday at Wankhede Stadium.
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