Sports News | IPL 2022: Heart was beating during the auction, being chosen by KKR is amazing, says Shreyas


Calcutta (West Bengal) [India]March 1 (ANI): Indian striker Shreyas Iyer said he feels amazing to be part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise and is looking forward to donning the purple and gold in the next edition Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Iyer recently propelled the Indian team to a record 3-0 victory in the T20I series against Sri Lanka and he was named player of the series after scoring 204 points across three matches.

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“Yeah, I was watching the auction and KKR went for me from the start. There were also other big franchises coming in and I remember the battle was going on. We all of our team (Indian ) were sitting together and watching the auction on TV. My heart was pounding and I was not able to control my emotions. I was trying to act relaxed, but you know, andar hi andar se, I felt a little nervous,” KKR’s official website quoted Iyer as saying.

“Finally KKR got me, that feeling was amazing. I’m really proud, considering the rich history and getting into KKR’s setup,” he added.

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During the mega auction held in Bengaluru, Shreyas Iyer was picked up by KKR for Rs 12.25 crore. He was later named franchise skipper.

“I would like to tell the fans that I’m really looking forward to donning the purple and gold. I’m really looking forward to wearing it, really. I’m really looking forward to being on the court this time representing KKR because I’ve always been on the opposite side and I could feel the crowd cheering for their team,” Iyer said.

“This is literally going to give me goosebumps and I can’t wait to experience that excitement and ultimately make sure we win the championship for you. Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo,” he added.

The IPL 2022 edition will be played from March 26 to May 29. KKR should lock horns against CSK in the tournament opener. (ANI)

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