‘Venkatesh Iyer’s bowling important going forward’

KOLKATA: Captain Rohit Sharma was on Sunday pleased to see up and coming all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer returning with tidy figures as India completed an easy 3-0 clean sweep of the T20 International series against the visiting New Zealand.
After chasing down totals in the first and second matches in Jaipur and Ranchi, India, under new skipper Rohit Sharma, defended 184 for 7 to win the final T20I by 73 runs at Eden Gardens here. India skittled New Zealand out for 111 in 17.2 overs.
One of the bright spots of the win was Venkatesh Iyer who bowled for the first time in his career and returned with a tidy figures of 3-0-12-1, bowling in the crucial middle overs.
“Good to see Venkatesh Iyer bowling those overs with the skills he has. Important for us going forward. I would prefer that going forward,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation.
After shining bright for Kolkata Knight Riders in the UAE leg of the IPL, Venkatesh made his India debut in the series.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.