Venkatesh Iyer, the 26-year-old is the latest addition to the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. His pairing with Shubman Gill has turned the tides for the team. The youngster is making an impact on the field and on the fans alike. Venkatesh plays for Madhya Pradesh and Kolkata Knight Riders. His batting style is left-handed and bowling is right-arm-medium.
Venkatesh Iyer educational background
Venkatesh graduated with a bachelor’s in commerce and then was preparing for CA. He was a bright student, and he passed the CA intermediate exams. He did not want to become a CA, he had other plans and bigger dreams. He dropped out of the CA course and enrolled in Master’s of Business Administration program. This was a conscious decision on his part to give more time to cricket.
Venkatesh Iyer career
The youngster made his T20 debut in the Indian Railways team in 2015. Later than year he also debuted in the Saurashtra Cricket team in the List A. He received a call to represent Madhya Pradesh in the 2018 Ranji Trophy. He made his debut in first-class cricket.
He made his IPL debut in 2021. He was picked by the franchise at the IPL auction that was held in February 2021. He played his first IPL match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Not long after his debut, the youngster sent the message that he is here to stay after scoring his first IPL fifty against the mighty Mumbai Indians.
Harbhajan Singh is his biggest supporter. He received a lot of push from the veteran spinner, and KKR head coach Brendon McCullum. Thanks to Singh, Venkatesh did not have to wait long to get his IPL debut cap.
Venkatesh Iyer family
Venkatesh is the only one in his family who pursued cricket. Other members in his family pursued a career in engineering or medical. Coming from a family that clearly gives more importance to education was against him pursuing a career in sport. His father Rajasekaran Iyer, vehemently opposed his decision to take sports seriously. His mother Usha Iyer, instead took him to coach Dinesh Sharma who was the head of the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Cricket Club in Indore.
Venkatesh idolizes Rajnikanth
South superstar, has also found a fan in Venkatesh Iyer. The Indian cricket sensation is crazy about Rajnikant and there is not a single film of his that he has not watched.