‘Don’t want to think about injury, focus on…’: Shreyas Iyer ahead of KKR’s opening game against SRH | Cricket News

Mar22,2024



New Delhi: Despite facing challenges in the month ahead of the IPL, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer Determined to put any negative thoughts aside and focus on the opportunities ahead.
recently removed from bcci Due to their apparent hesitation in participating in the Central Contract List ranji trophyDespite repeatedly battling back injuries, Iyer displayed his batting prowess by scoring 95 for Mumbai in the final.
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However, the National Cricket Academy (NCA)NCA) have cleared him to participate in the IPL, have advised caution regarding his forward lunge. Despite this, the KKR captain is confident about his physical condition and is determined to give his best on the field.
“I don't want to think about what the doctor said, what the injury was because, as I mentioned before, when you overthink, your focus is on the injury, and in that moment, you're We forget about it and are performing at our best,” Iyer told media persons ahead of the team's opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata.

“So, I want to keep all these things aside and focus on what's for me,” the captain said while making his priorities clear.
Personally, he feels he is in good mental shape going into the tournament.
“I have ticked the boxes in every possible way, so I am excited,” Iyer said.
“At the moment, if I look at myself, I feel I am in the best shape. I have played so many years in the IPL, so it is not that I am completely away from it. Personally, my preparation is top level. But it is.”
He has worked hard and is ready for a big challenge.
“I've been doing my training regularly, I've been hitting balls, and I've been batting longer. So, that's something I've been working on.”
Amid the discussions around Iyer and his back injury, especially after his withdrawal from the Test series against England, the Indian batsman has faced additional scrutiny as he has been left out of the central contract ahead of the T20 World Cup in June. Is placed.
“I am hoping to win the IPL. If you ask any captain, they will have the same mindset. And so you have to stay in the present as much as possible.”
Obviously, he has attracted a lot of negative publicity recently but he doesn't want to dwell on those aspects.
“If you think too much about the past or the future, I personally think you make a lot of mistakes. So, I have learned over time that whatever is in your hands, you have to make the best of it.” Have to make use of it.”
“It's not in your hands to make decisions outside of that, and the more you focus on that, the more mistakes you will make.
“So I just want to continue to do my job and make sure I do it right. And even if I do it wrong, I want to learn from it and make sure I don't do it again.” Don't repeat it.”
This season will also mark the second innings of their two-time IPL-winning captain Gautam Gambhir Who has returned as a mentor for the upcoming IPL.
KKR has not won a title since 2014 and has finished seventh in the last two editions.
“He brings a lot of inputs. Strategically sound, has won two IPLs. Knows a lot about the venue and the opposition teams. Chandu sir (head coach Chandrakant Pandit) and Gautam sir give a lot of inputs. When I talk to them and I get a lot of input from the practice.
“I have worked with him before in a different franchise (Delhi) and I know what his mentality is. He is a fearless person and as a captain and a player he gives you a lot of freedom.”
“So, I'm basically honored to play under him and it also makes it great for other players on the team to be able to go and express themselves with freedom.
“To be honest, the boys are very excited. For me, especially after a year, I am very happy to be back with the team. Seeing the excitement, I am also internally motivated.”
KKR has also revamped its fast bowling lineup by signing Mitchell Starc This is the most expensive purchase of IPL so far.
“The motivation is always good right from the start. When Starc is in, it gives a lot of advantage. He can bowl anywhere, be it in the powerplay, middle overs or death overs. He has a lot of experience. It is good for our youth.” Well.”
(With PTI inputs)



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