“He is a boss,” Indian fans on twitter in awe of Shreyas Iyer as he smashes 92 on a rank turner

No Indian batsman crossed the 50-run mark except Shreyas Iyer at Chinnaswamy today

The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy stadium today, for the second test between India and Sri Lanka, was a proper rank turner with ball spinning square right since the start of the first session, but the knock that Shreyas Iyer played with India losing wickets at regular intervals at the other end, it was probably one of the best test knocks played by an Indian batsman in the recent times.

Since there was so much happening off the surface, it was quite clear that there was no point trying to dig in because there was always going to be an unplayable delivery. What Shreyas Iyer did well was he took the scoring opportunities whenever a bad ball was bowled. He was not into his shell at all.

Iyer was always looking to go forward and trying to reach the pitch of the ball, but he was then very quick to rock onto the backfoot as well whenever the length was a little shorter. It was a complete masterclass on how to play on a turning track.


Shreyas Iyer powered India past 250 on a very difficult track

After India lost the wicket of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja in the initial stages of the second session, it seemed they might not get to even 200, but because of how Shreyas Iyer batted, India managed to get past 250, even though Iyer fell 8 runs short of what could be his second test hundred.

Trying to loft the left arm spinner against the spin over midwicket, Iyer was beaten by the flight and the turn of the ball and the wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made no mistake in taking the bails off.

Iyer was, however, highly praised for his knock on Twitter. Even those fans, who were not convinced about Iyer’s selection ahead of Shubman Gill, were very happy with his counter-attacking approach in very tough conditions. Here are some of the Twitter reactions –









I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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