Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals on Wednesday to enter the final of IPL 2021, where they will face MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Will be from. In the first leg of IPL 2021 held in India, KKR’s team seemed to be lagging behind, but in the second half being played in UAE, Eoin Morgan’s team made a great comeback and went on to win matches one after the other. The success of Kolkata Knight Riders can be credited to Venkatesh Iyer who has always been able to provide explosive starts to the team at the top of the order.
The young all-rounder from Madhya Pradesh played many important innings along with his fellow opener Shubman Gill. Iyer also showed his bat in the second qualifier match of IPL 2021 played in Sharjah and played a valuable innings of 55 runs in 41 balls.
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting became a fan of Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer was completely unknown in the cricket world before the UAE leg, but in the second leg, he has won everyone’s heart with a brilliant performance. Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has also praised Venkatesh Iyer after the defeat against KKR.
The DC coach said, “Venkatesh Iyer is a great talent and I think the KKR team has found a good player in the form of an all-rounder. Today their opening pair batted brilliantly and took the match away from us. I think he can prove to be a good option not only for Kolkata but also for India in future.
KKR team mentor David Hussey also praised Iyer and said that he looks absolutely set from the very first ball. He played some important shorts against Delhi which proved to be crucial in changing the match.
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Let us tell you that Kolkata Knight Riders has reached the final of IPL for the first time since 2014. Last time they defeated Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir in the final of the mega event.