Shreyas Iyer has been spoken of as one of the best upcoming talents in Indian cricket and that is hardly a surprise considering his outstanding record in domestic cricket.
On Wednesday, he showed further proof of his ability as he played a match-winning knock for Delhi Daredevils in their two-wicket win over Gujarat Lions.
Iyer scored 97 from just 57 deliveries as Delhi managed to chase down a target of 196. His knock saw him hit as many as 15 fours and two sixes.
The 22-year-old found support from Karun Nair [30 off 15 balls] and Pat Cummins [24 off 13 balls], adding half-century partnerships with both batsmen.
After a disappointing season in 2016, Iyer has come back strongly this IPL – notching up 303 runs at an average of 37.87 and a strike-rate of 144.97.
Iyer, Samson, Pant, Tripathi, Kishan, Rana...change of guard is happening in front of our eyes. The next gen of Indian T20 Batsmen are here.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 10, 2017
And even Rahul Dravid can indulge in animated high-fives!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 10, 2017
Iyer falls on the cusp if a sensational century. But his effort's not in vain. Superb win for Delhi— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 10, 2017
Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson all three have lit up IPL 2017. The man behind? Rahul Dravid.— shreya. (@shreyaaaa_x) May 10, 2017
This season Thampi has dismissed Pant for 97 in GL's match v DD in Delhi & Iyer for 96 in GL's match v DD in Kanpur. #IPL— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) May 10, 2017
Ben Stokes v GL,— Arfan 🏏 (@Im__Arfan) May 10, 2017
Manan Vohra v SRH,
Rahul Tripathi v KKR ,
Shreyas Iyer v GL.
Outstanding knocks while chasing & when other batsmen failed.
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