His counter-attacking knock put India within the driver’s seat within the second Test towards Sri Lanka and Shreyas Iyer asserted that batting with a defensive mind-set doesn’t assistance on troublesome wickets just like the M Chinnaswamy observe.

Iyer’s combative 92 underneath stress guided India to 252 after the crew was struggling at 126 for 5.

Batting fearlessly, Iyer charged down the wicket very often, which he stated was the perfect technique to negate the spin.

“My plan after I went out to bat was to chop down the spin (negate flip), so I made a decision to step out,” Iyer told media after opening day’s play.

“As I was standing on the middle stump, I was cutting down across the wicket so I could cover the spin and can take a single in the mid-wicket area and I am confident when I do that. When you step out, you play with the mind of the bowler and spoil his line and length,” he defined his technique.

Iyer stated letting negativity have an effect on batting is just not his type, so he backed his attacking instincts.

“The gamers who defended the ball, there was a variety of probability of nicking. The ball was staying low and there was variable bounce on the wicket. You can’t play adverse on this wicket, simply maintain defending the ball.

“You have to have that optimistic intent once you step out on the sector and you already know that the wicket is just not that nice and clearly bowler-friendly, so my mindset was to play every ball on its benefit and see to it that I get runs on each ball.”

He missed out on his second Test century but he does not regret, saying looking at the bigger picture, the team was helped by his knock.

“I am disappointed that I missed out on a hundred, but if you see from the team’s perspective, we got to a very fighting total, which is 250 especially on this wicket. And seriously I don’t have any regrets. When I play on the field, I play for the team, i don’t play for myself.

“The results matter for me and my teammates, skipper, coaches all of them have been really supportive throughout and that’s what really matters. And I felt fifty was alike a century because the I celebrated it was like a century feeling for me,” he stated.

Iyer additionally stated it was not straightforward to organize for such wickets that provide hekp to spinners from the very first day.

“In Bombay (Mumbai), the bounce is with tempo however right here it was stopping a bit. It was variable and also you truly can’t put together for such wickets. it is advisable have a superb day and it is advisable see that you’re not excited about getting out. Once you let enter that thought, you’ll be able to’t transfer your legs or fingers.”

Iyer also did not mind that the first day of a Test match was heavily in favour of the spinners.

“From Championship point of view, you obviously want to win every game and that can’t be achieved unless you put such challenging wickets.

“And I am really happy that there are challenges in every format and every wicket you play on now a days. It’s fun to explore such wickets and perform at the highest level,” he signed off.

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