Venkatesh Iyer was among four players retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) before the IPL auctions. Iyer would be paid INR 8 cr by the Kolkata franchise for the 2022 season of the league.
And indeed the fearless left-hander has admitted that he is overjoyed to have been preserved by the KKR. Also, said that the KKR team provided him his major breakthrough in his journey, the 26-year-old said he is thankful towards the management for believing in him.
“I am really happy to be back, KKR is the franchise that gave me my big break and introduced me to the world of cricket. I am extremely grateful to KKR management for putting their faith in me,” said Iyer.
I’m looking forward to playing at Eden gardens: Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer has stated that he feels ‘at home’ when performing for the KKR team and that the Kolkata franchise was instrumental in helping him make his debut for the Indian team as well. Iyer finished by saying that he is excited to perform at The Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
“I feel at home being a part of KKR, the franchise has played a very vital role in me adorning the blues. I am looking forward to playing at Eden gardens, it’s always special to be there and to play in front of a packed crowd,” concluded Venkatesh Iyer.
Venkatesh Iyer has been on blaze in the 2021 season of the IPL for the KKR side. He featured 10 games in the competition, scoring 370 runs at an average of 41.11 and a strike rate of nearly 130.