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IND vs NZ 2021: The Most Important Thing About Shreyas Iyer’s Knock Was That He Didn’t Change His Game – Wasim Jaffer

Former Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer was extraordinarily happy with debutant Shreyas Iyer after he smashed 100 on Test debut within the first Test towards New Zealand that’s ongoing at Green Park in Kanpur.

Iyer top-scored for the Indian workforce with 105 off 171 balls, changing into the sixteenth Indian participant to attain a century on Test debut. His innings was studded with 13 fours and two maximums and was additionally a part of an important 121-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja.

I think he came out and played like he plays [usually]. Just because he’s playing his Test and it was his debut, he didn’t change his game and backed himself. That is what I expected from him.”

Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: BCCI)

Even when he came in as a U-19 guy or in the Ranji Trophy or the Vijay Hazare, he was never overawed by the occasion. He backed his game even then. Just because it’s a change of format, they [Shubman Gill and Iyer] will not change their game and that is something I like,” Jaffer stated in a dialog with ESPNcricinfo.

“He’s got a solid defence and there is no shortage of shots” – Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer additionally expects Shreyas Iyer to turn out to be useful in away circumstances as he has strong defence which is extraordinarily vital in circumstances which are conducive to swing like in England and New Zealand.

He’s got a solid defence and there is no shortage of shots in him. He’s got runs at first-class level. He’s got a double hundred against Australia in the Boards President game. So it’s not something new to him.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Credits: BCCI

Only challenge will be the bouncers. I feel the bowlers will be targeting there and in Test cricket, he’s going to be get peppered with short balls. When he goes to South Africa, I’m sure they’re going to test him there,” Jaffer additional talked about.

Iyer’s century and a late cameo from Ravichandran Ashwin ensured that India ended with 345 on the board within the first innings.

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