KKR captain Shreyas Iyer clarifies controversial remarks
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer frown when he revealed franchise CEO Venky Mysore is also part of the team selection process when he tried to explain the five changes they made in their game IPL 2022 against Mumbai Indians earlier. The comments created controversy with former India Allrounder Madan Lal expressing her ‘shock’ over the revealtions.
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On Saturday however, a smiling Iyer broached the matter just as his post-match chat, after an emphatic victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, was about to end. He said the comments were made in the context of the CEO consoling players who end up being benched for various reasons.
“I also want to clarify the last interview. When I took the name of the CEO, I meant that it is there to comfort the players who were absent. It is also difficult for us when we select the team, “said Iyer.
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Meanwhile, KKR kept their playoff hopes with another impressive victory. Andre Russell played for the franchise as he hit a quickfire 49 not out and then took three wickets in a clinical win.
“The state of mind that we have developed in this game was simply outstanding. All the boys did the right things, they played cricket without fear. It was really important to win the draw,” he Iyer said about the performance.
He continued: “Everything went very well We were going from one end to the other The plan was to give Russell the strike as much as possible We knew he remained a Washi, c… was that we were going to shoot for. Sam also brought this support. It worked pretty well, hope it works for us in the final game as well. “
This victory enabled KKR to climb to sixth in the standings and they are left with more than a match. The two-time winners can take their total to a maximum of 14 points and hope that few results will also go in their favor.
“We have nothing to lose at the moment. We haven’t played our A game so far in the league, that’s what I talked about today before the game started,” Iyer said.
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