Why There Is So Much Hype Around Shreyas Iyer?

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Why There Is So Much Hype Around Shreyas Iyer?
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The impending IPL 2022 blockbuster auction is less than ten days to go. The much-anticipated auction will take place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. Furthermore, franchisees are gearing up for the auction process. They must be examining the players’ recent stats and their best outings. Franchises will opt to engage in the huge auction focusing on their criteria. Here Is Why There Is So Much Hype Around Shreyas Iyer?

Reasons behind hype around Shreyas Iyer:

There are many quality players who have signed for the auction. Shreyas Iyer is one of the talents to keep an eye on. Previously, the Delhi Capitals released the outstanding mainstay prior to the big auction.

Captaincy seems to be something that comes naturally to Shreyas Iyer. In addition, he is a fantastic batsman. Delhi Capitals advanced for the IPL 2019 playoffs under his leadership and made a strong impact in the following edition. In the IPL 2020 season, the DC reached the final for the first time. However,  Mumbai Indians put up a good fight and thrashed DC in the final match.

Shreyas Iyer wowed the spectators with his leadership skills and hitting abilities. In 87  IPL matches, he amassed 2375 runs at a strike rate of 31.67, with 16 half-centuries to his belt. He has participated in the IPL for 7 seasons and has earned a total pay of 35.8 cr.

Since the DC-based franchise released Shreyas Iyer before the mega auction, many other franchisees will be looking to sign the 27-year-old in the upcoming auction process. Furthermore, KKR has shown a desire in signing Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming season.

Shreyas Iyer could be a potential captain of KKR or RCB: Aakash Chopra

Moreover, in the most recent development, Aakash Chopra hinted that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had offered Rs 20 crores for Shreyas Iyer in the big auction.

“The most expensive player, to be very honest, is going to be Shreyas Iyer. In this list, the most expensive will be Iyer because Ishan Kishan is not there. If Ishan was there, there could’ve been a tug of war. Now, they will reserve money for Ishan and money will be splashed out for Iyer,” said Chopra.

“Shreyas Iyer could be a potential captain of KKR or RCB. I don’t think Punjab would be looking at him,” Chopra added.

Chopra’s statement has gone viral. It should be noted that Virat Kohli stepped down as RCB captain following the 14th season of the Indian Premier League.

As a result, the Bangalore franchise is on the hunt for capable captaincy prospects. If they break the bank and surpass the other franchise in the bidding war, they have a good chance of securing Shreyas’ services.

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