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Shreyas Santosh Iyer is an Indian national cricketer. He plays for India in international cricket, Mumbai in domestic cricket, and captains Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. A right-handed top-order batsman, Iyer has played One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for the Indian national cricket team. He is a Right-hand batsman and right-arm leg-break bowling style. He has played for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Ranji Trophy.
Shreyas Iyer (Cricketer)  
Age: 24 Years
Hometown: Mumbai
Marital Status: Unmarried
Full NameShreyas Santosh Iyer
Nickname(s)Shre, Young Viru
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- Did Not Play
ODI- 10 December 2017 against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala
T20- 1 November 2017 against New Zealand at Delhi
Jersey Number#41 (India)
#41 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamDelhi Daredevils or Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians
Coach/MentorPravin Amre
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleLegbreak googly
Favourite ShotCover Drive
Records (main ones)• In 2014, he played for Trent Bridge Cricket Team during a trip to the UK, where he played 3 matches and scored 297 runs at an average of 99 with a top score of 171, which was a new team record.
• In 2015-2016 Ranji trophy season, he was the top scorer with 930 runs in 13 innings at an average of 71 with 3 hundreds and 4 fifties and a top score of 200.
Awards, Honours, Achievements2015: IPL Emerging Player of the Year award
2016: S V Rajadyaksha trophy for making the highest number of runs in Ranji Trophy, CEAT Cricket Rating Indian Domestic Cricketer of the year award
Career Turning PointHis performance in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy after which Delhi Daredevils bought him at the 2015 IPL auction for a whooping ₹2.6 crore.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1994-12-06 00:00:00
Age (as in 2018)24 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityR.A. Podar College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationsNot Known
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesSwimming, Watching and playing Football, Tennis, Golf
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
ParentsFather- Santosh Iyer (Businessman)
Mother- Rohini Iyer
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- 1
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerAB De Villiers
Favourite Tennis PlayerRoger Federer
Favourite Football Player(s)Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Favourite Food(s)Sambar, Rasam, Potato curry, Pappadum with rice, Pani Puri
Favourite Singer(s)Michael Jackson, Eminem, Lil Wayne
Favourite Music BandLinkin Park
Favourite ActressesJessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Deepika Padukone
Favourite Song"Tera Hone Laga Hoon" from the film 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani'
Favourite TV ShowTom & Jerry
Favourite CarFerrari
Favourite RestaurantBombay West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionHyundai i20
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)IPL 11 and 12- ₹7 crore (as in 2018 and 2019) [1]

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shreyas Iyer

  • Does Shreyas Iyer smoke?: No
  • Does Shreyas Iyer drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Shreyas was born into a middle-class Mangalorean family.
  • His batting talent was first noticed by the former Indian cricketer and coach Pravin Amre at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Mumbai when Shreyas was 12 years old.
  • His initial cricket journey has been documented in the short film titled ‘Shreyas Iyer Documentary – A Father’s Dream.’
  • He made his List A debut for Mumbai in the 2014-2015 Vijay Hazare Trophy where he scored 273 runs at an average of 54.60.
  • The same year, he made his first-class cricket debut in the 2014-2015 Ranji Trophy where he scored 809 runs at an average of 50.56.
  • Due to his aggressive batting style, he is often called the ‘Young Viru‘ i.e. Virender Sehwag.
  • He is an avid animal lover who not only has pets at home but also takes care of the stray dogs around his home.
  • His favorite superhero is ‘Superman.’
  • Like his parents, he is a jovial person and loves playing pranks.
  • In the midway of IPL 11 in 2018, he replaced Gautam Gambhir as the skipper of ‘Delhi Daredevils’ after Gambhir stepped down due to his poor batting performance in the initial matches that led to series of loses for the team.


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