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Kevin Pietersen describes Venkatesh Iyer as “a 360 kind of player” after his main act against MI

Kevin Pietersen describes Venkatesh Iyer as "a 360 kind of player" after his main act against MI

Despite suffering their second straight loss when they faced Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede, Kolkata Knight Riders found a hero in all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer. Former England batting great Kevin Pietersen praised the KKR batsman after his historic century.

Venkatesh Iyer’s ground-breaking century allowed Nitish Rana’s KKR to put a respectable score on the board. The intimidating hitter was upfront about his intentions and did not spare any Mumbai Indians bowlers throughout his punishing innings. As a result of his ability to use a variety of shots to access all areas of the field, Kevin Pietersen dubbed him a “360-degree player.”

“He’s a tall guy; his height causes him to stand on top of the bounce. He also played off the back foot, which I found to be extremely impressive, and he also avoided being slowed down by the spinners. On Star Sports, Kevin Pietersen described him as a “360 kind of player.”

This guy has serious star potential, as we saw today: Iyer played some eye-catching strokes in one of his innings during the pandemic-affected season, as Pietersen Pietersen recalled. Iyer’s century was notable since it was only the second century by a KKR player since the competition’s establishment. The first being Brendon McCullum’s legendary 158* in the inaugural IPL game in 2008.

He is unafraid to play everywhere on the ground. We first encountered him at the IPL in Dubai, when he captivated the crowd with a few pull shots and drives. The former RCB star continued, “I looked at him and thought, ‘Okay, this guy has some star quality’ and today, we have seen it.

After a dominant performance by the Mumbai hitters, Iyer’s heroics were in vain as the home team easily chased down the mark with more than two overs to spare.

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