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Shreyas Iyer recalls first ever one-on-one chat with Sachin Tendulkar; deets inside

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 January 2023, 14:49 IST
Shreyas Iyer and Sachin Tendulkar

Considered to be a future captain of India, Shreyas Iyer had a resurgent 2022 and finished it as the third-highest run getter in international cricket, across all formats.

Iyer scored 1609 runs from 39 matches at an average of 48.75, packed with a hundred and 14 fifties. His high-score was an unbeaten knock of 113 runs.

In a recent interaction with Mashable India, the KKR skipper talked about his first meeting with Sachin Tendulkar and revealed that the India legend is 'obsessed' with cricket. "I was 14-years-old and Sachin sir had come to BKC to give us motivation for a tournament. That was the first-time I ever met him and a one-on-one chat happened in the Ranji Trophy final. We had a brief chat and I asked him technique and stance, which keeps on changing during matches. I asked him, "what should I do?" He said that "dekh Shreyas, which you feel is perfect for that day, that is the right thing to do,"" he said.

"Sachin sir is so obsessed with cricket. He will keep on speaking only, he will give you so many tips. He said that "do whatever you feel comfortable with on that particular day", Iyer further added.

Shreyas Iyer will kickstart the new year with the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to begin from January 10 in Guwahati. The second ODI will take place in Kolkata on January 12, followed by the third ODI on January 15, in Trivandrum. The ODI series will take place after the three-match T20I series, set to start from January 3.

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First published: 2 January 2023, 14:49 IST