IPL 2021: KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer is big Sourav Ganguly fan, ‘Dada played huge role in my batting’

IPL 2021: KKR hero Venkatesh Iyer reveals, 'I am biggest Saurav Ganguly fan, he played a huge role in my batting'
IPL 2021: KKR hero Venkatesh Iyer reveals, 'I am biggest Saurav Ganguly fan, he played a huge role in my batting'

IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer Ganguly Fan: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opening batsman Venkatesh Iyer is putting up a super-show in IPL. Iyer has played a key role in both victories registered by KKR in opening two matches vs RCB & Mumbai Indians. Iyer has now revealed that his batting style is inspired by none other than former India skipper Sourav Ganguly – Follow LIVE Updates of IPL 2021 on InsideSPORT.co

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IPL 2021: KKR hero Venkatesh Iyer reveals, ‘I am biggest Saurav Ganguly fan, he played a huge role in my batting’

IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer Ganguly Fan: Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer played knocks of 74 and 53 respectively as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Mumbai Indians by seven wickets here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday. With this win, KKR has risen to the fourth spot in the points table while Mumbai Indians has slipped to the sixth position.

“Honestly, KKR was the first franchise I wanted to get in because Sourav Ganguly was the captain initially so I wanted to get into KKR first. Got picked by the franchise so it was a dreamy moment for me. Everyone was very welcoming , I got a lot of gifts. I am a huge fan of Dada, he has got millions of fans around the globe and I am one of them. He has played a huge role in my batting,” Iyer told teammate Rahul Tripathi in a video posted on iplt20.com.

 

Ganguly has played huge role in my batting, want to replicate his style: Venkatesh Iyer
Ganguly has played huge role in my batting, want to replicate his style: Venkatesh Iyer

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IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer Ganguly Fan: “I used to bat right-handed when I was very young but I wanted to exactly replicate Dada, how he hit sixes and the way he batted. He has played a very big role unknowingly in my life. I was really waiting for my opportunity and I knew I am going to get my chance,” he added.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock’s 55-run knock helped Mumbai Indians post 155/6 against KKR in the allotted twenty overs. For KKR, Prasidh Krishna and Lockie Ferguson scalped two wickets each.

IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer Ganguly Fan: KKR will next lock horns against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday.

IPL 2021 Teams Points Table

No. Teams Played Won Lost N/R Points NRR
1 Delhi Capitals 9 7 2 0 14 +0.613
2 Chennai Super Kings 8 6 2 0 12 +1.223
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 5 3 0 10 -0.706
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 9 4 5 0 8 +0.363
5 Rajasthan Royals 8 4 4 0 8 -0.154
6 Mumbai Indians 9 4 5 0 8 -0.310
7 Punjab Kings  9 3 6 0 6 -0.345
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 8 1 7 0 2 -0.689