We all know what Virat Kohli can do when it comes to chasing in a limited-overs cricket. The Indian skipper have probed it over the years that he is the unannounced king of the white-ball cricket. When the leader of a team plays such innings it is quite normal that his killing attitude will dissaminate upon the younger players of the dressing room. After regestering another victory when India’s Shreyas Iyer appeared on the press appearence he admitted something very similar.
Iyer, who seems to be the next big thing of Indian batting alongside KL Rahul, admitted that watching Kohli bat helped him to understand the art of chasing. The Mumbai batsman is now set to rule the No 4 spot of the Indian batting line-up in the lmitedovers cricket after playing valiant innings in first two T20 matches against New Zealand.
Iyer was praised for his superb finishing in the first T20I where after Kohli’s dismissal he single-handedly took the visitors towards victory and played a proper finisher’s role. In second T20I, he scored 44 off 33 balls to help his team in what appeared to be an easy-chasing. However, the 25-year-old gradually becming a viable optiong for the Indian team when it comes to chasing.
Speaking about chasing in the white ball cricket Iyer said it is important to have a clear idea about the run rate whie chasing. He added he has learnt a lot from the Indian skipper. Iyer also said that his senior Mumbai teammate Rohit Sharma also helped him teaching how to bat in the white-ball cricket.