Shreyas Iyer popularly known as Young Viru is an Indian cricketer who represents the country in various formats including international matches. His strike-rate is eye-catching and this is what attracts the professionals. He has been compared to legendary Indian batsman Virender Sehwag for his fearless and dominating stroke-play, and more specifically, his hand-eye coordination. In the 2022 IPL mega auction, he has been bought by KKR for 12.25 crore.
|Full Name||Shreyas Santosh Iyer|
|Nickname||Shre, Young Viru|
Shreyas is 5ft. 11” inches tall and 65 kg in weight. His eye colour and hair are black in colour. Further details are as follow:
|Height||5ft. 11” (180cm)|
|Shoe Size||Not known|
|Body measurements||Chest: 40 Waist: 30 Biceps: 14|
Young Viru is 27 years in age and he follows Hinduism as a religion. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he completed his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Mumbai and graduated from R.A. Podar college in Mumbai. He likes to swim and watch or play tennis, football and golf in his leisure time.
|Date of Birth||December 6, 1994|
|College/ University||R.A. Podar College, Mumbai|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Swimming, watching and playing football, golf and tennis|
Salad Days of Shreyas
Shreyas was 12 years old when he was noticed by coach Parvin Amre at Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Mumbai. Parvin decided to coach him and here he is in the Indian cricket team. In 2014, he played for Trent Bridge Cricket Team of United Kingdom and smashed 297 runs in three matches with the highest score of 171. He made his List A debut in November 2014, for Mumbai cricket team during 2014-15 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the Ranji Trophy, he scored 809 runs and was the 7th highest run-scorer in his first-class debut.
|Batsman||AB de Villiers|
|Bowler||Zaheer Khan and Brett Lee|
|Tennis Player||Roger Federer|
|TV Show||Tom & Jerry|
|Restaurant||Bombay West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK|
Also Read: Shreyas Iyer Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
Shreyas Iyer was born in a Tamil Brahmin family to Santosh and Rohini Iyer. His father is a businessman and mother a homemaker. He has one sister.
|Father Name||Santosh Iyer|
|Mother Name||Rohini Iyer|
Shreyas was signed for IPL in 2015 and bought of Delhi Daredevils for INR 2.6 crore. On 9 April 2015, he made his IPL debut against CSK. He became the captain of Delhi Daredevils in 2018 IPL mid-season after Gautam Gambhir relinquished himself from the post citing poor performance of the team. And on 27 April 2018, Shreyas Iyer became the youngest captain to lead the Delhi Daredevils team in the IPL history at the age of 23 years.
On his IPL captaincy debut, Shreyas Iyer smashed an unbeaten match-winning knock of 93 off 40 deliveries with 10 sixes, which was his third successive IPL fifty of the season to power DD to a victory. Shreyas was a part of the Indian U-19 team for the 2014 World Cup. His back-to-back fifties led India to finish fifth in the tournament. Also, he was included in the India’s Test squad in 2017 but did not play even a single match. On 1 November 2017, he made his T20 debut against New Zealand. Iyer made his ODI debut against Sri-Lanka on 10 December 2017.
|Jersey Number||41 (Domestic as well as for India)|
|Batting Style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling Style||Legbreak googly|
|First Class Debut||December 2014 during 2014-15 Ranji Trophy|
|List A debut||Goa vs Tamil Nadu at Alur (in 2014)|
|International Debut||Test: – India vs New Zealand at Kanpur in 2021 ODI: – India vs Sri-Lanka at Dharamshala in 2017 T20I: – India vs New Zealand at Delhi in 2017|
|Major Teams||Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians|
|T-20 Debut||India vs New Zealand in 2021|
|Likes to Play Against||N/A|
|Cars Collection||Hyundai i20|
Also Read: Shreyas Iyer likely to part ways with Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2022
|IPL Salary||12 crore 25 lakhs|
|Net Worth||7 million|
1. Shreyas Iyer has a record of being the fourth-Indian player to have scored the fastest century in T20 cricket. He reached a century off 37 balls in a T20 match against Sikkim.
2. He has a documentary based on his junior and age-group cricket journey, titled ‘Shreyas Iyer Documentary – A father’s Dream’.
3. In 2014, Iyer designated the Trent Bridge Cricket Team through a journey to the U.K.
|IPL||2015 IPL Emerging Player Award|
Words of His Father Santosh
“When Shreyas was 4 years old, we played cricket in the house with a plastic ball. Even then, he was middling the ball in a manner that convinced me that the boy had real talent. So, we did everything in our power to make sure he can fulfil his potential.”Coach Santosh
Batting Stats & Records:
Q.1 What is the age of Shreyas Iyer?
Ans. 27 years.
Q.2 Which franchise has bought Shreyas Iyer in 2022 IPL mega auction?
Ans. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Q.3 Iyer played for which team in Ranji Trophy?
Q.4 Where is Shreyas Iyer from?
Ans. He is from Mumbai,Maharashtra.
Q.5 Does Iyer smoke?