IND vs NZ 2021: Great Feeling But Winning The Game Would Have Been Icing On The Cake – Player Of The Match Shreyas Iyer

Debutant Shreyas Iyer won the ‘Player Of The Match’ award in the first Test match of the two-match Test series between India National Cricket Team and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand National Cricket Team.

After the incredible performance of both India and New Zealand in the first Test match at Green Park, Kanpur the match ended in a draw and fans were able to witness an amazing 5-day battle between the two of the best Test teams in the world.

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Shreyas Iyer. Credits: BCCI

Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer who became the 16th Indian cricketer in the history of the purest format of the game to smash a century on his debut and the first-ever Indian cricketer to smash a hundred and a fifty in the Test debut was awarded Player Of The Match.

My Mindset Was To Play The Sessions And Play As Many Balls As Possible – Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, India
Shreyas Iyer. Credits: Twitter

Iyer who scored 105 & 65 runs in the Test match in the post-match presentation said that he is feeling great to win the Player of the match in the debut game but winning the game would have been icing on the cake.

It’s a great feeling but winning the game would have been icing on the cake. The pitch was intact but our bowlers showed great fight. My mindset was to play the sessions and play as many balls as possible. People say I am a very flamboyant player but the situation required me to play longer. So I played for the time,” he asserted.

Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja
Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja. Image-BCCI/Twitter

Shreyas Iyer further added that he is proud of the way the team made a comeback from a difficult position and was delighted with the overall performance of the team.

I am proud of the way we came out from a difficult position. I am really happy with the overall performance of the team. The pressure is always there, they had a great start and played out the first two sessions really well but we bounced back,” he stated.

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