Shreyas Iyer has already shown that he is a competent captain In the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he led a young Delhi Capitals side to the playoffs against all the odds. And the Mumbai star has made it clear that he desires to lead the national team too in the future.
Currently, the 24-year-old has all, however, cemented his spot in India’s limited-oversteam. Having made his international debut way back in 2017, he got limited opportunities in his first two years in international cricket. He has ended up being a regular member of the team after last year’s World Cup.
After India failed to find dependable middle-order batsmen, they tried out Shreyas Iyer after the World Cup, and the move has paid off so far. In his comeback series, which was in West Indies, he scored the fifties and shared century-plus stands with skipper Virat Kohli in two ODIs.
The Mumbai star, even more, boosted his reputation by slamming a remarkable 62 against Bangladesh at home in the Nagpur T20I. In the home ODI series against West Indies, he scored two fifties while batting at number four. A couple of weeks ago, he scored his first ODI century during the tour of New Zealand.
And while there is still a long way to go before Shreyas Iyer can call himself a recognized member of the team, he has revealed that he has big goals Shreyas Iyer has stated that he has thought about leading the India side at some point in the future.
“Yes, I have. I have not given a thought about it at the moment. I am thinking about the present and not thinking much about my captaincy in the future. I just want to be in the moment and enjoy it right now,” Shreyas Iyer told India Today when asked whether he has ever thought about leading the Indian side.