In the IPL Auction with a whopping price of Rs. 12.25 crore player of Shreyas Iyer which to be taken by Kolkata Knight Riders and now confirm the franchise as he will be play a Captain Role in IPL 2022 for the KKR side.
Shreyas who Missed the couple of games of the previous season of IPL 2021 due to Shoulder injury by playing from the Delhi Capital and captaincy role given to rishabh pant. But in 2022 he is ready to take the captaincy role of Kolkata knight Riders.
Shreyas Iyer will lead KKR in IPL 2022. (Source: KKR)Accepting captaincy of KKR, Shreyas Iyer, in a statement released said, “ I am extremely honoured to have gotten the opportunity to lead a prestigious team like KKR. The IPL as a tournament brings the best players from different countries and cultures together and I look forward to leading this great group of very talented individuals.
“I would like to thank the owners, management and support staff of KKR for giving me the opportunity to lead this team and I am confident that we will find the right synergies to achieve the team’s goals.”
“He (Iyer) has impressed one & all as a quality batsman at the highest level & we are confident that he will excel as a leader of Team KKR,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore said in a statement.
He also says thanks to Owners, Management and support staff for giving this opportunity to lead the KKR side in upcoming IPL Season.
Head Coach Brendon McCullum expressed his excitement around the decision and said “India’s brightest future leaders in Shreyas Iyer, take the reins at KKR. I’ve enjoyed Shreyas’ game and his captaincy skills from afar and now will look forward to working closely with him to drive forward the success and style of play we want at KKR”
Venky Mysore, CEO & MD of KKR said, “We are delighted firstly to have been able to successfully bid for Shreyas in the IPL auction & to have the opportunity for him to lead #TeamKKR. He has impressed one & all as a quality batsman at the highest level & we are confident that he will excel as a leader of #TeamKKR.”