While the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team is toiling it hard in Australia ahead of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, the second-string team led by Shikhar Dhawan is facing off against South Africa for a three-match ODI series. India and South Africa locked horns in the second ODI on October 9, Sunday and it was Men in Blue who won the match by 7 wickets.
While Ishan Kishan perished for a stunning 93, Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 113, helping India sail through. Post the conclusion of the match, the Indian cricket board uploaded a video of an informal conversation between the duo.
The duo reflected on their innings and both looked delighted with India’s win which comes above their milestones. Iyer, on the other hand, said that it was captivating to watch Kishan hit sixes from the other end.
“The celebration was nothing much and it just came instinctively. I didn’t decide that I would be celebrating in a certain way. But I want to appreciate the crowd, they came in numbers,” Iyer said in the video.
I put pressure on South Africa: Kishan
Iyer, who was also delighted with his century, wished Kishan and backed him to get a century in the next match. Further, the Indian batter backed the southpaw to represent India in more games in the future.
“What do you have to say about you scoring a hundred, meanwhile I missed my hundred at my home ground,” Kishan asked Iyer on his century. “At the end of the day, it takes two to the tango. I am really happy that we finished on a good note. And in the next game probably you would get on a century,” said the centurion in reply.
“Talking about the sixes, standing at the nonstriker’s end, it was just pleasing to the eye to see the way you(Kishan) just carried out yourself,” Iyer added. Kishan replied to the statement saying that he ends up getting a lot of runs as he tries to smash every ball.
“I believe when I am positive and look for big shots, I just end up being getting lots of runs. So, I was just planning to get the pressure off and put the pressure on the other team,” the southpaw replied. India will take on South Africa for the decider on Tuesday at New Delhi and will look to win the series.