Shreyas Iyer suffered a shoulder injury during the limited-overs series against England in March which subsequently ruled him out of the IPL 2021 and Delhi Capitals handed the captaincy responsibility to Rishabh Pant. The franchise also signed Anirudh Joshi as a replacement for the Mumbaikar but the postponement of the IPL to the September window has ensured that he will be back donning the Blues again. However, he is not sure about leading the franchise once again.
“My shoulder is healed, it is the last stage of achieving strength and range, it is going to take about a month, obviously the training is going on. I will be there in the IPL but I don’t know about the captaincy yet, it is in the hands of the owners. The team is already topping the league and that’s all that really matters to me. My main aim and goal is to lift the trophy for Delhi, that’s the main focus for me,” Iyer revealed in a chat with The Grade Cricketer.
After making his international debut in 2017, national selection eluded him till the 2019 World Cup and it was only during the Windies series in 2019. Iyer had shown his frustration then but now he has been a lot calmer and is not worried about those aspects.
“I always take an open attitude towards selection, earlier I used to think that I should have been in the team. But right now, I feel I am sorted and the selection point is not in my mind. My job is to go out perform and entertain people, that sort of mindset has really helped me get away from feeling bad about myself. I have overcome those thoughts with ease now.”