‘Dekh Shreyas…’- Shreyas Iyer reveals his first ever conversation with Sachin Tendulkar

Shreyas Iyer said, Sachin sir is so obsessed with cricket. He will keep on speaking only, he will give you so many tips.

Rohit Kumar
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar and Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)

Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer had a wonderful year (2022) with the bat and is the third-highest run-getter for India across formats smashing 1609 runs from 39 matches at an average of 48.75, including a ton and 14 half-centuries.

Iyer didn’t play the 20-20 World Cup, but he has been consistently performing across formats. Recently, Iyer revealed his first-time conversation with cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar when he was 14 years old.

"I was 14-years-old and Sachin sir had come to BKC to give us motivation for a tournament. That was the first-time I ever met him and a one-on-one chat happened in the Ranji Trophy final. We had a brief chat and I asked him technique and stance, which keeps on changing during matches. I asked him, "what should I do?" He said that 'Dekh Shreyas, which you feel is perfect for that day, that is the right thing to do," Iyer was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

"Sachin sir is so obsessed with cricket. He will keep on speaking only, he will give you so many tips. He said that "do whatever you feel comfortable with on that particular day", he further added.

Shreyas Iyer will be back in action against Sri Lanka in the ODI series

It won’t be wrong to say that Shreyas Iyer has cemented his place in the 2023 World Cup. He along with Virat & Suryakumar Yadav can form a formidable middle order. The batter has received a lot of criticism for his strike rate but he is someone who can play long and effective innings which is invaluable in modern cricket.

India will play three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka which will start on January 10 at ACA Stadium in Guwahati. Shreyas Iyer is part of India’s ODI squad against Sri Lanka. However, Iyer is not included in the T20 series against the Sri Lankan Team, scheduled to start on January 3.

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