Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer scored a magnificent century against the Mumbai Indians. The batter scored a flawless innings scoring against pace as well as as well as spin.
KKR Share the Video of Venkatesh Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders shared the journey of the Madhya Pradesh batter through a Twitter video. The journey is very inspiring and shows all the hardships faced by him through the injury period.
In October of last year, a bizarre event almost cost Venkatesh Iyer his career. As the scans showed that the subtalar joint on the left ankle had pulled out, what had previously appeared to be an ankle twist turned serious. The Indian international was required to spend roughly four to five months at Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy.
He not only missed out on a significant amount of domestic cricket, but it was also unclear how quickly he would recover. Iyer received excellent care from the NCA’s medical staff, although many doctors had forewarned him that he wouldn’t be able to sprint as quickly as usual.
The 28-year-reaction old’s to the news was undoubtedly alarming, yet he maintained optimism. Immediately after arriving back home from Bangalore, he eventually got back in the swing of things and started working out. There was not much time left before the Indian Premier League (IPL), but Iyer handled the situation calmly and joined the Madhya Pradesh team for the Ranji Trophy semifinal match against Bengal.
Despite only getting seven and 19 points, Iyer persevered and eventually readied himself for the IPL. He participated in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp and was eager to get back in shape. And on Sunday, he was pleased to record his first tournament century against the Mumbai Indians.
In the process, Iyer also passed Brendon McCullum to become the second KKR player to achieve a century. Iyer wasn’t too concerned with statistics and was just glad to be back in action.
“I am fortunate to be under a system where the BCCI takes care of me. Everything was taken care of, and I was at the NCA for four to five months. All the doctors and trainers were very cooperative, and they helped me come out of this space,” Iyer said on Sunday.
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