Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer, while batting at no.3 played a remarkable knock in the second T20 International match of the three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala on Saturday, February 26.
Shreyas Iyer has been given the opportunity to bat at no.3 in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series against Sri Lanka.
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Iyer has been brilliant at no.3, as in the first match he smashed a 25-ball fifty at this position and in the second game he smashed a 30-ball fifty.
Shreyas Iyer came out to bat after Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was dismissed by pacer Dushmantha Chameera in the last ball of the first over.
Iyer had a big responsibility to provide stability to the Indian innings and he successfully managed to do that by having three good partnerships. He added good 35 runs with opener Ishan Kishan before the latter was dismissed by Lahiru Kumara in the first ball of the 6th over.
Then he added an outstanding 84 runs off 47 balls with wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and unbeaten 58 runs with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to help India seal the series by winning the second T20I by 7 wickets.
Overall, Shreyas Iyer scored sensational 74 runs off 44 balls and his innings was filled with 6 fours and 4 maximums and he batted with an amazing strike rate of 168.18.
Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Shreyas Iyer’s Knock:
Shreyas Iyer brings up his half-century in style.
This is his 5th in T20Is.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 26, 2022
A terrific knock from Shreyas Iyer – 74* (44). Came when India lost the captain in the first over, but later with Sanju Samson he absolutely put on a show. Two back to back superb knocks by Iyer. pic.twitter.com/0UeNJBz6GX
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 26, 2022
Delhi Capitals owners after watching Shreyas Iyer Batting. pic.twitter.com/UTeq7ttcP1
— KKR Bhakt💜🇮🇳 (@KKRSince2011) February 26, 2022
That was too much fun, middle overs acceleration seen very less in Indian cricket these days so it made it even more greater viewing. Happy for Sanju, needed that cameo but Iyer star of the show, haven’t seen him hit the ball better. Some form.
— Prashanth S (@ps_it_is) February 26, 2022
Shreyas Iyer anything below #4 and after 12 overs is a Waste of Talent.
— Ash (@TheCricketArk) February 26, 2022
“Shreyas Iyer appreciation Tweet”
Life has been tough for him after his shoulder injury, getting dropped as a captain at DC, losing his permanent spot in ODI and T20 team. But you gotta make everything of the chances and that’s exactly what he has done this series. #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/bUdXNVRD5i
— Cricket’s Chancellor (@Cricchancellor) February 26, 2022
Shreyas Iyer in middle overs today: 45(25).. rare from an Indian #3. His two sixes against SL spinner made a lot of difference in the match. Great innings #INDvSL
— The Cricket Statistician (@CricketSatire) February 26, 2022
This is the 1st time that someone other than Virat Kohli has hit 2 consecutive 50s at Number 3 for India in T20Is. Shreyas Iyer. 🥵
— Naman Agarwal (@CoverDrivenFor4) February 26, 2022
Take a bow Ravindra Jadeja. Take a bow, Shreyas Iyer. Brilliant batting. 2-0.#INDvSL
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) February 26, 2022
— Cricket KL Siku (@KL_Siku_Kumar) February 26, 2022
Shreyas Iyer in t20is has scored 632 runs at 148 SR and 39.5 avg since Nov 2019.
He has contributed in every series since then except for WI 2019 series.
— Prithvi (@Puneite_) February 26, 2022
Shreyas Iyer proving his doubters wrong with every match, what an innings from him 🙌 pic.twitter.com/TjUi7y35QO
— Sohom (@AwaaraHoon) February 26, 2022
That was one of the most fluent knocks I have ever seen from Shreyas Iyer. Played classic drives, pulls, cuts, tonked the spinners, played delicate shots, everything was there in this knock. It was a complete knock. 👏👏👏 #INDvSL
— Debashish Sarangi (@Plumb_infront) February 26, 2022
The best thing about Rohit’s captaincy is that whatever he is experimenting is working. Promoting jadeja up is fantastic.Also Iyer & Sanju at 3 & 4 is making our bench stronger & stronger in case virat,rahul,sky,pant miss out. Congratulations on another series win. #INDvsSL
— Archisman Mishra (@iamarchis16) February 26, 2022
Consistency of Shreyas Iyer: 57*(28) and 74*(44) vs Sri Lanka – the best part about his batting is his confidence in any situation and that is what makes him better as well. pic.twitter.com/BTJTmmZvGf
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 26, 2022
— sudhanshu’ (@whoshud) February 26, 2022
Indian Hero’ 🤩 🎉 Today
What a performance shreyas Iyer ✨🔥💥😎🤟
— Swathi 👸💖💫 (@_swathy) February 26, 2022
Iyer has been in superb touch since last three matches. Thank u so much for giving us reason to celebrate u @ShreyasIyer15
— Anju #TeamIndia (@Deep_Point_) February 26, 2022
— Ravi Dubey (@itsravidubey) February 26, 2022
Not playing Iyer bcs of Sky and Pant is a fair point. But not by all those short ball weakness nonsense.
— Kaushik (@_CricKaushik_) February 26, 2022
We need Shreyas iyer and sanju samson like players in t20 wc
— ~Hydra™🇮🇳 (@Realhydra49) February 26, 2022
India seal another series. S.Iyer continuing his purple patch with another beautiful innings. Sri Lanka let things slip after 10 overs. Both bowling and fielding standards dropped and costed them the game after a bright start. #INDvSL
— Mustafa Ismail (@MustiMachine) February 26, 2022
— AS (@Immortal_0718) February 26, 2022
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) February 26, 2022
#ShreyasIyer , #SanjuSamson and #Jadeja all of three scored crucial runs at different stages. Good to see the World Cup preparations are in right direction. Congratulations team India for another series win! #INDvSL #CricketTwitter
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) February 26, 2022
Shreyas Iyer has done what he could when he got the chance at number 3. Consistency, strike rate and approach lot of things to like. #INDvSL
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 26, 2022
Not a slog from Jadeja, just classy shots, and he finishes with 45(18). Absolutely loved the way Shreyas Iyer played the field. That is 2 in 2 now that he has played like this.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 26, 2022
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