Shreyas Iyer is all set to lead the Board President’s XI against New Zealand in a warm-up tie. Ahead of his outing against the Kiwis in Mumbai the 22-year-old right handed batsman has made it clear that he is focussed on his job which is to keep performing.
“As I told you before, my job is to keep performing. I won’t be thinking what the selectors are thinking,” Iyer said and added, “When you have runs backing you up, you can go in with full confidence. When you get a good start again in a new game, you want to ensure that you convert them into big scores. But whatever runs I have scored is past now. Tomorrow is a new day and I am looking forward to it,” the 22-year-old batsman added.
Despite performing well in the Ranji Trophy, Iyer is yet to get a chance to play for team India. When asked if he was frustrated on not been picked up for India, Iyer said, “No, I am tired of this question, to be honest. I wouldn’t like to reply at all. I think I have given all my answers previously. Again and again, I don’t want to talk over it”.
“My motivation is enjoying cricket, and that’s what I do. I love playing cricket. It’s my passion. I love to score in every match, and that’s what my aim is every time I go to the ground,” he further added.
On the upcoming match against New Zealand, Iyer said his team will put in thier best and said, “We youngsters treat this game as an opportunity for us. We will try to give our best,” he added.