Shreyas Iyer was recently a part of team India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. But, he got ruled out of the fourth Test despite being in the playing XI due to a back injury. Now, he is going to miss the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League for the Kolkata franchise. Hence, the franchise named Nitish Rana as the interim skipper.
Reports were also there that Shreyas Iyer will miss the upcoming World Test Championship final. But, now according to a report by Cricbuzz, Iyer is focusing on a comeback in the WTC final. Hence, he is looking to avoid operations while taking an injection at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
“All are on the same page that the operation can be deferred.” - A close source on Shreyas Iyer
While speaking to Cricbuzz, a source said: “He has met the specialist and the NCA officials. All are on the same page that the operation can be deferred. He will follow the experts' advice.” The Kolkata head coach, Chandrakant Pandit also expressed his views on not getting Iyer as the skipper.
“Whatever little cricket I have played or coached, I have never gone back over things like squad unavailability. Shreyas's absence will make a difference since he is important, but this is truly unfortunate. We are hoping Shreyas will be back very soon and that will make a lot of difference to the team," he said.
In the four-match Test series against the Aussies, Iyer scored just 42 runs in four innings and that left all of his fans frustrated. He was coming off a good Test series with the bat against Bangladesh in Bangladesh. In that two-match series, KL Rahul was the skipper and won the series 2-0. Shreyas Iyer scored 202 runs in three innings. Listening to such decisions from the cricketer, fans went crazy and shared their views on the social media platform.
Here is how fans have reacted to the reports of Shreyas Iyer taking injections to get fit for the WTC final:
Bro want to handover trophy to australia 🥲— Ethan Hunt (@Huntlondon46) March 29, 2023
Iyer bhai NCA pe aisa Bharosa karke lamba jaayengey— Faizan Usmani (@faizanu1999) March 30, 2023
Areee Bhai utna bada risk 5 aur 10 run banane ke liye, Wc 2023 pe dhyan do— Satyendra tiwari (@Satyendra18_) March 29, 2023
Would love to see his dance against Cummins, Hoff and Starc 🤩— Aadv1k (@bestSinceGilly2) March 29, 2023
Chetan Sharma ki injection wali baat tab isi ke liye thi 😭🤣— Kriti Singh (@kritiitweets) March 29, 2023
Plz I want to see him desperately pic.twitter.com/9RY0AQn7Y1— Maalla (@Akhil39888074) March 29, 2023
To yhi hai injection vala banda— Roma Sahu (@RomaSahu2211) March 29, 2023
Bahot wahiyat idea hai ye😡😡 tab to hum sirf 10 players ke saath hi WTC khelenge— Minta (@Minta0212) March 29, 2023