Madhya Pradesh beat Chandigarh by 5 runs in IPL 2021 on the back of a century innings by Venkatesh Iyer (151 runs). Choosing to bat first, Madhya Pradesh posted a mammoth total of 331 for 9 in 50 overs with Venkatesh Iyer’s explosive century and captain Aditya Srivastava (70) scoring a half-century. Venkatesh Iyer is a big fan of superstar Rajnikanth Birthday. Today is also Rajinikanth’s 71st birthday. In such a situation, after completing his century, Venkatesh made a celebration in the style of Rajinikanth. Venkatesh, after scoring a century, was seen imitating wearing glasses in the Rajinikanth style popularly known as ‘Thalaiva’ by keeping the bat down and raising both hands towards the Indian dressing room. This video of Iyer was shared by BCCI on its official Twitter handle, which is becoming quite viral on social media.
Iyer played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021
After the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), Iyer is also doing wonders with the bat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Iyer, who had scored a century in the past, hit 8 fours and 10 sixes during his aggressive innings of 151 runs in 113 balls. Iyer played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021.
Venkatesh Iyer also took 2 wickets after playing an innings of 151 runs.
After batting, Iyer took 2 wickets showing his hand in the bowling. Chasing the target, Chandigarh started well. Opener and captain Manan Vohra scored 105 and Ankit Kaushik scored 111 runs. But the team could only manage 326 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. Avesh Khan took three wickets for Madhya Pradesh.
[Attribution to NBT]