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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)|
|Full Name||Shreyas 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|
|International Debut||Test- 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)|
|Domestic/State Team||Delhi Daredevils or Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians|
|Bowling Style||Legbreak googly|
|Favourite Shot||Cover 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, Achievements||2015: 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 Point||His performance in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy after which Delhi Daredevils bought him at the 2015 IPL auction for a whooping ₹2.6 crore.|
|Date of Birth||1994-12-06 00:00:00|
|Age (as in 2018)||24 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||R.A. Podar College, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Swimming, Watching and playing Football, Tennis, Golf|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Santosh Iyer (Businessman)|
|Mother- Rohini Iyer|
|Favourite Cricketer||AB De Villiers|
|Favourite Tennis Player||Roger 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 Band||Linkin Park|
|Favourite Actresses||Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Deepika Padukone|
|Favourite Song||"Tera Hone Laga Hoon" from the film 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani'|
|Favourite TV Show||Tom & Jerry|
|Favourite Restaurant||Bombay West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK|
|Cars Collection||Hyundai i20|
|Salary (approx.)||IPL 11 and 12- ₹7 crore (as in 2018 and 2019) |
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.