Even a Good Talent Needs Chances, a Gutted Shreyas Iyer Exclaims

Shreyas Iyer Exclaims: Shreyas Iyer, the Mumbai run machine, famous for scoring tons of runs and winning matches out of nowhere for Mumbai, has finally revealed his stint with Team India and side effects after being dropped from team India.

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His stint with team India lasted for just 6 ODI’s, and even in the short span of time, his batting position was shuffled on numerous occasions. He batted at number 3 against Sri Lanka, and then was dropped to Number 5, however, he still made merry off it, scoring 2 fifties in the last 5 innings.

However, he was expecting his inclusion in the Indian squad for the World but was dropped from the team, that led to denting his self-belief. He was completely overlooked during the World Cup 2019 selection despite impressive performances.

Iyer felt that youngsters need to get enough opportunities to perform under different conditions. Constantly getting in and out of the team not only affects the player’s growth but mushrooms self-doubt.

“If you are really good talent, then you need a certain amount of chances to prove yourself and get acclimatized to the conditions. If you keep coming in and going out [of the team], it doesn’t really set a good pattern for one’s self and you start disbelieving yourself. If you are a great talent, then you need some time,” Shreyas Iyer told PTI.

“You tend to lose patience but the selection is not in your hands. All you can do is perform, perform and perform and that is what I enjoy doing. You have to keep performing and keep showing people that you are capable of playing at the higher league. Once you get that sniff, you never look back,” he said.

Shreyas Iyer also expressed his displeasure for not getting picked in the World Cup squad and chose to look forward, scoring tons of runs and leaving rest in the hands of selectors.

“It was my dream to play the World Cup for my country. I know there are a few opportunities that I got but unfortunately, the team combination was such that it didn’t demand me to be there”.

“There was a lot of buzz about me before the World Cup selection because I was consistent and aware of the hard work and smart work that I had put in. It will definitely reap benefits and help me in the future when I play for India. I just kept myself positive and always in high spirits. It didn’t disturb me from inside at all. It was a dream to play the World Cup and I will play for sure in the future,” he said

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