IPL 2021: KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer’s mantra for CSK vs KKR final, ‘Take it easy, play as any other match to ease pressure’

IPL 2021: KKR's Venkatesh Iyer's mantra for CSK vs KKR final, 'Take it easy, play as any other match to ease pressure'.
IPL 2021: KKR's Venkatesh Iyer's mantra for CSK vs KKR final, 'Take it easy, play as any other match to ease pressure'.

IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer talks about his plans for the ‘big’ final: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Venkatesh Iyer has revealed his plans ahead of the big final against CSK and said that he will treat it like any other match. He also revealed the reason behind KKR’s success in the UAE leg.

Iyer went on to say that the real reason behind the improved performance in the second leg of IPL 2021 is the intent with which players have taken the field. He also credited the team management for maintaining a good atmosphere in the change room.

IPL 2021: KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer’s mantra for CSK vs KKR final, ‘Take it easy, play as any other match to ease pressure’

“I will just rest up tomorrow (Thursday) and I am not going to treat it as a final or big game. I will just play my game and give my best and that’s what the entire team is going to do,” said Iyer.

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Iyer, while talking about his match-winning knock of 55 off 41 balls, said he was just playing his own game and trying to analyze the situation in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.

“I wasn’t chasing 136, I just went out there to bat. I just wanted to play first six overs and then see what the situation is,” said the KKR opener.

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer in action against DC

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Venkatesh Iyer credits team management for KKR’s improved performance in the second leg of IPL 2021:

When Iyer was asked about the reason behind the team’s success in the UAE leg, he said, “The brand of cricket that the KKR is playing and by KKR I just don’t mean the cricketers who are playing out there but the entire management,” said Iyer after being asked by Hussey about the biggest turn-around for the team.

“The way we are thinking, the way we are going about the things that are the real turn around for us. The intent we are showing not just on the field but off the field is that what brought us here,” he added.

IPL 2021: KKR book a ticket to final after 14 years: Needing 136 runs to win, KKR were off to a brisk start, courtesy of Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. The duo cashed in on all the scoring opportunities and took KKR to 51/0 in the first six overs. But they lost the plot in the closing stages and it took Tripathi’s six off Ashwin in the final over to take KKR over the line. In a video posted on the IPL website, Iyer interacted with the former Australian cricketer and KKR’s chief mentor David Hussey.

IPL 2021: KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer’s mantra for CSK vs KKR final, ‘Take it easy, play as any other match to ease pressure’

KKR had won only two games in the first leg of the IPL in India but the side came stronger in the second leg in UAE and won five out of the seven games.
Iyer also said that he will not treat the final as the big game and will try to give his best.

KKR has set up the blockbuster final showdown against Chennai Super Kings, which will take place in Dubai on Friday.