Yuvraj Singh, the biggest critic of Shreyas Iyer, has said that it was because of Shreyas that India reached around 400 in the semi-finals. Yuvraj Singh has given this statement while talking to Aaj Tak channel before the World Cup final. When Shreyas was not able to perform in the initial matches of the World Cup, Yuvi had said that he did not want to see Shreyas playing at number 4.
Yuvraj Singh was so angry with Shreyas Iyer that he said that Shreyas does not even get a place in the team. KL Rahul should bat at number 4 in place of Shreyas. Recovering from the initial failure, Shreyas Iyer has become the first middle order batsman for India to cross the 500 mark in the 48-year World Cup history.
Shreyas has scored 526 runs in 10 matches of the World Cup with 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. Shreyas’s average is 75.14 and strike rate is 113.11. Yuvraj Singh said that Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the history of cricket, but the real hero in the semi-finals was Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer had scored 105 runs in 70 balls with the help of 4 fours and 8 sixes. His strike rate was 150.
India put 397 runs on the scoreboard at the loss of 4 wickets in 50 overs, in reply New Zealand got all out. India reached the final after winning the semi-final by 70 runs. Yuvraj Singh’s statement just before the World Cup final must have given relief to Shreyas Iyer