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Don't understand this fixation with Iyer

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He is a good player who should be playing ahead of Purane now in Tests but don't understand people calling him the next messiah. He is a very average T20 player and strrugles against high quality pace bowling thus will find it very difficult in SENA conditions. But people are so obsessed with him that some are even calling him to take over the Test captaincy from Kohli.. I mean wtf let the guy establish himself in the team first. Is it Mumbai lobby working in full force again? 

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41 minutes ago, Vildoc said:

Having saved our hide in the New Zealand series where every other batman fell, what do you expect him to do. This concept of carrying out of form players in the playing 11 till they get back to form is beyond me. Rahane should never have played the 3 tests in SA. So too chepu. Give the talent their due.

I am all for giving him a chance in place of Purane but why hype him to the tilt before he has sufficient no of matches under his belt? People are already calling him to be groomed as our next captain 

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A guy with a FC average of 52 at a SR of 80+, 13 100s, nearly 5000 FC runs. He's worth all the 'obsession' and deserves a proper run, irrespective of his above average T20 stats or the technical issues.

 

From now on, he should be playing every single match across formats for the next 6-8 months. Should be groomed as our number 4 in LOIs. 

 

And the coaches should work with him on his leg spin. Our LOI team desperately needs specialist batsmen who could roll their arm over a for a few overs if need be.

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7 hours ago, dilliboy said:

He is a good player who should be playing ahead of Purane now in Tests but don't understand people calling him the next messiah. He is a very average T20 player and strrugles against high quality pace bowling thus will find it very difficult in SENA conditions. But people are so obsessed with him that some are even calling him to take over the Test captaincy from Kohli.. I mean wtf let the guy establish himself in the team first. Is it Mumbai lobby working in full force again? 

 

When did that happen ? In the search of suitable replacement for our non-functioning middle order, no one called him the next legend of Indian cricket. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Clarke said:

 

When did that happen ? In the search of suitable replacement for our non-functioning middle order, no one called him the next legend of Indian cricket. 

 

 

See Twitter... People are already asking him to be annointed Test captakn

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Take him in Tests but please he is not a LOI material.. I have been following DC and this guy always start with 12 balls 8 runs in T20s, kills the momentum and picks boundary in the slog overs. Can only hit spinners. Also, has too much ego.. Running around telling everyone with a face that he should have been the captain not Rishabh Pant. Can't rotate strike unless the ball is full and outside off.  So many matches he lost or did zilch even though he took the best spot in the team.. but if there was another Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer is our future. I judge players on how they play first 10 balls. If they can maintain strike rate above 100 in that. And V Iyer is that sort of player.

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1 hour ago, vvvslaxman said:

Not heard of him having an army  backing him. Sure there is a mumbai lobby theory floating around. Trust me even now Rahane has some fans backing him. 

Going by the media buzz, he's heading to RCB or KKR as their new captain. Some of the recent PR on Iyer could be driven by those franchises as well

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