IPL 2022: IPL’s 2-time winner and last year’s runner-up team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has announced the name of its new captain. After the release of Eoin Morgan, the franchise has appointed Team India’s star batsman Shreyas Iyer as the new captain of the team. After being released by Delhi Capitals, Iyer was included in his team by Kolkata during the auction by paying a huge price of Rs 12.75 crore. Now after being made the captain, Iyer has given his response.
Shreyas Iyer thanks KKR franchise
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Shreyas Iyer is very happy on being appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team and has thanked the owners, management and support staff of KKR. Accepting the captaincy of KKR, Shreyas Iyer said,
I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to lead a team of eminence like KKR. IPL as a tournament brings together the best of players from different countries and cultures and I look forward to leading this large group of talented individuals. I would like to thank the owners, management and support staff of KKR for giving them the opportunity to lead the team and I am confident that we will strike the right chord to achieve the team’s goals.
There is a very special record in captaincy
Iyer has a great experience of captaincy, under his captaincy Delhi Capitals had traveled till the final. But due to injury, he could not take part in the first leg of IPL 2021. After which the captaincy of the team was handed over to Rishabh Pant, along with captaincy, Shreyas Iyer is an expert in explosive batting, he is always known for playing responsible innings. He has the art of playing long shots.