New Zealand vs India: Shreyas Iyer Reveals How Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Helped Him Learn The Art Of Finishing Games

Updated: 24 January 2020 21:45 IST

New Zealand vs India: Shreyas Iyer batted under pressure and played the finisher's role to perfection, blasting 58 runs off just 29 balls.

New Zealand vs India: Shreyas Iyer Reveals How Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Helped Him Learn The Art Of Finishing Games
New Zealand vs India: Shreyas Iyer smashed 58 runs off 29 balls in the first T20I. © AFP

India batsman Shreyas Iyer on Friday said he always looks to finish games for the country whenever there is an opportunity and is learning from senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Iyer smashed a 29-ball 58 in the first T20I against New Zealand in Auckland to help India chase down a target of 204 and win by six wickets. The No. 4 batsman came out to bat after Kohli (45) and KL Rahul (56) departed and India were in a spot of bother chasing the challenging target.

Iyer underlined his potential once again as he joined hands with Manish Pandey (14 not out) to hit a six and take India over the line.

"It feels good to finish the match and that too by hitting a six," Iyer said in a chat with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Chahal TV which was shared by BCCI.

"We needed one important partnership, ground was small and in four overs 50 can also be made on this ground, so we decided one boundary an over and then bowler also comes under pressure," Iyer said of his and Pandey's mindset during the chase.

"When you hit a six to finish a match, the feeling is special. My aim is to always finish games whatever time I spend on the pitch. We have players like Virat bhai, Rohit bhai who finish games and staying with them helps you learn," he added.

Highlights
  • Shreyas Iyer blasted 58 runs off just 29 balls in the first T20I.
  • Iyer said Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma helped him learn how to finish games
  • Shreyas Iyer said he always looks to finish games for the country
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