I Wanted To Replicate Sourav Ganguly Exactly: Venkatesh Iyer

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Venkatesh Iyer Speaks About Sourav Ganguly
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Venkatesh Iyer has been the main topic of conversation in the 2nd leg of the IPL. The KKR batsman blazed up a platform in the UAE with his bat fireworks and was instrumental in the Knight Riders clinching both IPL matches in the UAE. This article is all about what Venkatesh Iyer Speaks About Sourav Ganguly.

Venkatesh Iyer Speaks About Sourav Ganguly

Whereas Iyer produced 41* off 27 to help the KKR side smash the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with 9 wickets to spare, he followed that up with a storming 53 off 30 deliveries to help the Kolkata team decimate Rohit Sharma’s side by 7 wickets.

Now, Iyer has remarked that Sourav Ganguly is the reason he ever wants to be part of the KKR team. Iyer went on to say that being named for the KKR side was a great success for him and that the KKR family greeted him cordially.

I got a very warm welcome on joining KKR: Venkatesh Iyer

“Honesty, KKR was the first franchise I wanted to be part of purely because of Sourav Ganguly. He was the captain initially, so when I got picked for KKR, that was a dream come true moment for me to be honest. I got a very warm welcome on joining KKR,” said Iyer in a video that has been posted on IPLT20.com.

Venkatesh Iyer also said that he is a huge fan of the present BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, and has had a big influence on his life. Even the KKR opener thanked Ganguly.

“I am huge fan of Dada. He has got millions of fans across the globe and I am one of them. Dada has played a huge role in my batting indirectly. I used to bat right-handed when I was young. But I wanted to replicate Dada exactly – the way he hit sixes, the way he batted and bowled. He has played a huge role, unknowingly, in my life and I am really grateful for that,” said the 26-year-old.

Venkatesh Iyer further stated that he is a huge fan of South Indian Actor Rajinikanth and that meeting the 70-year-old acting icon will be the highlight of his life.

“I never miss any of his films. I still remember when I was in Indore, I especially went to Chennai to watch his movie in a local theater. I am such a die-hard fan. My life’s biggest moment will be when I meet Rajinikanth,” concluded Iyer.

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