Shreyas Iyer Disappointed With IPL 2016 Performance, Vows To Keep Working Hard

Updated: 31 May 2016 14:57 IST

Delhi Daredevils opener Shreyas Iyer had a forgettable 2016 Indian Premier League, having scored just 30 runs in the six matches he played.

Shreyas Iyer Disappointed With IPL 2016 Performance, Vows To Keep Working Hard
Shreyas Iyer was successful for Delhi Daredevils in 2015 Indian Premier League but could not score well in this season. © BCCI

Mumbai:

Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer is a "bit disappointed" for not being picked in India's side for their upcoming tours but the youngster has said his job is just to perform and score runs.

India are scheduled to play a limited-overs series against Zimbabwe next month, followed by a Test series vs the West Indies.

"Obviously I am a bit disappointed, but you know my job is to keep performing well, just keep scoring runs. It (non-selection) can be a positive (as) it will keep motivating me as a youngster and I will keep working hard, working on my mindset and everything," Shreyas told PTI after he bagged the Domestic Cricketer of the Year award at a ceremony held in Mumbai.

He said his focus was solely on his game and not on the Indian selection.

"I will keep performing unless I get into the team. I just want to focus on my game and not on selection or anything," he said.

The 21-year-old Iyer scored 1,321 runs at an average of 73.80 during the 2015-16 season of Ranji Trophy and played a key role in Mumbai's 41st Ranji Trophy win.

On his Ranji success, Iyer said, "I was just backing my instincts and just playing positive cricket. We had good atmosphere in the team. When I was scoring and even when I was not scoring, all were backing me, so when you get that atmosphere, everything goes well."

Shreyas Iyer was successful for Delhi Daredevils in 2015 Indian Premier League but he could not score well in this season.

"It was just a bad patch I would say because I stuck to my process, everything I was doing well. I tried to maintain myself throughout the season. Even when I wasn't playing, I made sure I helped the team.

He said Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan backed him throughout this season of IPL and he did not hesitate at all to speak to him.

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Highlights
  • Iyer vows to keep working hard after a poor show in 2016 IPL.
  • He plays for Delhi Daredevils in IPL.
  • In 2016 IPL, Iyer scored just 30 runs in six matches he played.
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