Shreyas Iyer recalls the first time when he met Sachin Tendulkar

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has been in great form since last the year. He made his test debut in 2022 and has been in sublime form in tests and ODIs. He scored 1609 runs from 39 matches in 2022 becoming the third-highest scorer in the calendar year behind Babar Azam (2598 runs from 44 matches) and Litton Das (1921 runs from 42 matches).

Shreyas Iyer met Sachin Tendulkar when he was 14 years old during a local tournament. Sachin had a one-to-one conversation with Iyer with the master blaster answering the questions about Shreyas’s stance and batting. 

Shreyas talks about the Master Blaster

“I was 14-year-old and Sachin sir had come to BKC to give us motivation for a tournament,”

Shreyas told Mashable India

 “That was the first time ever I met him and a one-on-one chat happened in the Ranji Trophy final. We had a brief chat and I asked him about technique and stance, which keeps on changing during matches. I asked him, “What should I do?”

He replied,

“Dekh Shreyas (Look Shreyas), what you feel is perfect for that day, that is the right thing to do.”

“Sachin sir is so obsessed with cricket. He will keep on speaking and give you so many tips.”

He said that

“do whatever you feel comfortable with on that particular day,”

he said.

Shreyas will be looking to start 2023 on a high just like the previous year. He is superb against spin bowling and thus will be a crucial part of the team with the World Cup approaching this year.

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