‘What is that this boss? ‘ was what Rahul Dravid requested Shreyas Iyer when he left the crease and smashed a six within the final over of a four-day match, recalled the younger Mumbai batsman.
In his early days, he drew comparisons with Virender Sehwag for his flamboyance, however he revealed that it was not all the time appreciated.
“It was a four-day match and Rahul Dravid was seeing me for the primary time. It was first day’s final over. I used to be batting on 30 or one thing, so everybody thought (that since) it’s the final over I am going to play out the over, I am going to play it fastidiously and end it.
“Rahul Dravid sir was sitting inside. The bowler bowled a flighted supply, so I stepped out and hit it within the air. It went excessive up within the air and it was a six. Everybody within the dressing room got here out operating, they had been trying up, and pondering who performs the final over like this,” Iyer was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“That day he (Rahul Dravid) judged me for a way I’m. He got here to me and he was like ‘Boss! What is that this? (It’s the) day’s final over and also you’re doing this’? However in a while, I began realising about what he was making an attempt to say.”
Of late, Iyer has performed properly to cement his spot as India’s quantity 4 within the limited-overs codecs.
He was criticised for recklessness earlier than he matured as a batsman.
Talking concerning the change in strategy lately, Iyer stated, “A few of it’s pure and a few of it’s psychological as properly. Each go 50/50. It’s important to be mentally very robust, if you play on the highest stage.”
“It’s important to imagine in your self, and you must be optimistic at that stage. Sure, I believe at the moment, I used to be actually assured about the way in which that I used to strategy my innings, and my physique language used to say it.
“However folks used to suppose I used to be very lazy and torpid, however I by no means thought of what they might take into consideration me, I simply backed myself, and I simply used to do the issues the way in which I favored to.”