‘Players toh aate Jaate…’ – Shreyas Iyer gives a major statement on replacing Virat Kohli at number 3 in ODIs for India

The 27-year-old has scored three half-centuries and a century in the last five ODI appearance for India

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Indian middle order batter Shreyas Iyer has recently impressed with his brilliant knock of 80 runs off 76 balls with four boundaries and as many sixes to his name. The 27-year-old has also impressed everyone with his stellar outings in the last five innings in the ODI cricket. Although his efforts went in vain as the men in blue couldn’t cross the finishing line against the hosts in the first ODI.

Eventually, Kane Williamson’s New Zealand won the match by a margin of seven wickets and took the lead of 1-0 in the three-match ODI series.

Coming back to Shreyas Iyer, his spot as number four in the ODI might be in a conundrum whenever former Indian skipper Virat Kohli and senior batter, KL Rahul return to the side. Notably, the Mumbai batter also had to go through the same question in the aftermath of the series opener against New Zealand. He also talked about the possibility of him replacing Virat Kohli at the number three spot in the 50-over format.

I don’t like thinking too much about the future – Shreyas Iyer

“My approach is always optimistic. I don’t like thinking too much about the future. I concentrate on what’s in my hands which is training and as back-to-back games are happening, I want to ensure that my fitness level is very good. My mindset is to keep performing consistently and be in the present,” said Iyer to the reporters.

Later on, Iyer also talked about the importance of consistency in batting and its impact on a batter as an individual.

“Players toh aate Jaate rahenge( Players will keep coming and leaving), the consistency is going to matter. So that is my mindset now and accha bura toh hote rahega, upar neeche hote rahta hai har ek ke career mein toh main apne aap ko kisi bhi tarah motivate karte dekhta hun kisi bhi situation me( Things keep changing, everyone’s career sees ups and downs. So I just keep myself motivated in all situations) and I just turn a deaf ear when people are talking outside. I just try to be in my zone and that is what helps me,” he added later.

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