Shreyas Iyer Biography – Shreyas Iyer is an Indian professional cricketer who represents the national side in International cricket, Mumbai Cricket Team in domestic format, and leads the Delhi Capitals franchise at the Indian Premier League. Iyer is a top-order talented batsman who is a specialist player in the One-Day International and T-20 Format.
Shreyas Iyer made his debut for the Indian National Cricket Team on 1st November 2017 against New Zealand in a T-20 match whereas made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 10th December 2017.
Shreyas Iyer Cricketing Career & Personal Life
Shreyas Iyer was born on 6th December 1994 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His father Santosh Iyer is a local businessman whereas his mother Rohini Iyer is a homemaker. Iyer’s father was very supportive of him pursuing professional cricket and visualize it as his career. He played an instrumental role in developing his mind for cricket over football.
Iyer started his cricket coaching at the famous local cricket ground in Mumbai- The Shivaji Park. It was where his coach find out the exquisite talent in him and then helped him to advance in his cricketing career.
Age: 26 Years
Weight: 62 kg
Alma Mater: R.A Poddar College of Commerce, Mumbai
Coach: Pravin Amre
Shreyas Iyer Early Days
Shreyas Iyer started to excel in his professional cricketing career under the able guidance of his coach Pravin Amre. He soon got inducted into the U-16 and U-19 teams of Mumbai. He played exceptionally well at the Cooch Behar U-19 Trophy which helped him to earn a spot in the Indian U-19 Team for the 2014 World Cup.
Iyer scored brilliantly at the U-19 World Cup that included a 67-ball 109 runs against Australia. Following his impressive performance at the World Cup, Iyer got an opportunity to play for the Clifton Village Cricket Club of Nottingham. Iyer did justice to his selection as he scored 297 runs in 3 games with a scintillating average of 99.
Shreyas Iyer Domestic Career
Shreyas Iyer returned from England and joined the Mumbai Cricket Team. He was a part of the Ranji Trophy Team in the 2014-15 season. Iyer made his List-A debut for Mumbai at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15. In his inaugural season for Mumbai, Iyer scored 273 runs in 6 matches with an average of 54.60 as he ended up as the second-highest scorer for Mumbai. H/S- 105*
Iyer’s Vijay Hazare Trophy heroics earned him a place in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy XI. In the 2014-15 season of the Ranji Trophy, Shreyas scored 809 runs in 10 matches. In the next season of Ranji Trophy, Iyer scored 1,321 runs with an average of over 73 to become only the second Indian batsman to score over 1,300 runs in Ranji Trophy.
Shreyas Iyer continued his dominance in limited-overs championships too. He was named as the vice-captain of the Mumbai Team at the 2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He led by an example as he scored 323 runs to help Mumbai lift their third title. In the same year at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Iyer scored the highest individual score of 147 by any Indian batsman in T-20 cricket.
Shreyas Iyer International Career
Shreyas Iyer earned his maiden Indian National team call after his impressive performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the IPL. Iyer made his debut against New Zealand on 1st November 2017. He failed to captivate his T-20 debut opportunity as he scored only 29 runs in 3 matches. He then proved his caliber in the series against Bangladesh and Australia.
Iyer’s nightmare in his T-20 debut was revoked by his inclusion in the ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka. Iyer failed to score a run in the first ODI as the Indian batting lineup collapsed. However, he came back stronger to score two consecutive fifties in the next ODI’s as India came back stronger to sweep the series by 2-1.
Iyer was kept out of the team after a disappointing performance against South Africa. He was dropped from the World Cup team in 2019. Finally, he was called back for the West Indies series to solve the No. 4 issue for Team India. He provided justice to the order as he scored 55, 70, and 75 in the series to prove his caliber. He continues to be an integral part of the ODI Team.
Shreyas Iyer IPL Career
Following his versatile performance in the 2014-15 domestic season, Iyer was picked by the Delhi Daredevils franchise for a whopping Rs. 2.6 Crores, the largest bid on an Indian uncapped player. Iyer scored 439 runs in 14 matches in the 2015 season to win the award of Emerging Player of the season. Iyer had a setback after a poor run in 2016.
The franchise showed confidence in Iyer and retained him in the 2017 season where he was the stalwart for Delhi’s marvelous performance. Iyer’s stellar performance in the 2017 season made the Delhi Daredevils franchise of change in the leadership. Iyer was appointed as the Captain of Delhi in 2018 and under him, Delhi Capitals was the runners-up of the 2020 season of IPL.
Teams Played For
- India U-19
- West Zone
- India A
- India B
- India Blue
- India Green
- Rest of India
- President’s XI
- Delhi Capitals
- Bandra Blaster
Shreyas Iyer Awards & Achievements
- Youngest Captain: Delhi Daredevils
- Emerging Player of the season: IPL 2015
- Highest Run Scorer: Ranji Trophy 2015-16
Shreyas Iyer Girlfriend
Shreyas Iyer has never openly expressed his personal life. According to the reports, he is single. However, he posted on Instagram with his best friend Srishti where he captioned that, ‘everything seems to be great when it is with you.’ We will update you with the latest news of Shreyas Iyer’s Girlfriend as soon as we confirm the news through trusted sources.
Shreyas Iyer Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Shreyas Iyer is Rs. 42 crores. He earns a hefty salary of Rs. 7 Crore from the Delhi Capitals franchise from the 2018 season. He is also a Grade B Indian Cricketer with an Rs. 3 Crore salary from BCCI. Shreyas also earns a significant amount of wealth through endorsements for various brands including Daikin AC.
Shreyas Iyer owns a luxurious penthouse in Mumbai. His luxurious collection of cars include the Audi Q7, BMW 530 D, Range Rover Sports, and Mercedes GL-63. His enormous wealth also includes several real-estate properties.
Facts About Shreyas Iyer: Some less known facts
- Shreyas is an Animal lover and has pets at his home.
- Shreyas Iyer was called a “young Viru” in his youth.
- Shreyas is a brilliant dancer and also has his hands on magics.
- Shreyas likes watching golf, football and badminton.
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