Shreyas Iyer is an Indian Cricketer who plays ranji match for the Mumbai Cricket Team. He has also played for the Indian Cricket Team. Currently he is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier league.
Shreyas Iyer: Biography
His real name is Shreyas Santosh Iyer. He was born in a Tamil Brahmin Family on 6th of December, 1994 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Since childhood, he was fond of playing cricket. He had done his primary education from Don Bosco High School, Mumbai. He continued his graduation from Podar College in Mumbai.
When he was only 12 years old, he was noticed by coach, Pravin Amre at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Mumbai.
Shreyas Iyer: Physical appearance
He is 178 cm or 5′ 10″ tall and his weight is around 65 kg or 143 lbs. His body measurements are as follows;
Chest Size: 40 inches, Waist Size: 30 inches, Biceps Size: 14 inches. His eyes are black in colour and hair is black in colour.
Shreyas Iyer: Family
He was born to Santosh Iyer who is a businessman and Rohini Iyer who is a homemaker. He has only one sister.
Shreyas Iyer: Career
In 2014, he played for Trent Bridge Cricket Team of United Kingdom and scored 297 runs in three matches at an average of 99 score with the highest score of 171. In November 2014, he made his List A debut for Mumbai Cricket team during the 2014-2015 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 273 runs in that series at an average of 54.60. During the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, he made his first-class debut. In his debut season, he scored 809 runs and was the 7th highest scorer In February.
In 2015, he was signed for the Indian Premier league and bought by Delhi Daredevils for 2.6 crores. On 9th of April 2015, he made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings. For the 2018 IPL, he was made the captain of Delhi Daredevils and he replaced Gautam Gambhir. In March 2017, he made his enlisted into India’s Test squad but did not play a single match. On 1st of November 2017, he made his T20 debut against New Zealand and on 10th of December 2017, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka.
Shreyas Iyer: Awards
In 2015, he received IPL Emerging Player of the Year award.
In 2016, he was awarded with S V Rajadyaksha trophy for being the highest run scorer in Ranji Trophy and also CEAT Cricket Rating Indian Domestic Cricketer of the year award.
More about Shreyas Iyer
His early cricket journey was documented in the short film which was titled as, ‘Shreyas Iyer Documentary – A Father’s Dream.’
Because of his combative batting style, he is often regarded as the ‘Young Viru’ i.e. Virender Sehwag.
He is a huge animal lover. He has pets at his home and takes care of the devious dogs around his home.
His hobbies are watching and playing football, tennis, golf, swimming, etc.
Shreyas Iyer: Net worth
In the 2018 and 2019 IPL, he was sold for ₹7 crore.