Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders have included Shreyas Iyer in their team in the IPL 2022 auction by spending a hefty amount of Rs 12.25 crore. Along with adding Iyer to the team, the team management has also entrusted him with the responsibility of captaincy. Iyer, who played for Delhi Capitals for 7 years, took his team to the IPL final in 2020. Iyer interacted with the media for the first time after becoming the captain of KKR and during this time said that he likes to bat at number three but he is ready to play at any position for the team.
Iyer said, “Personally I think my batting position is at number three, because that is the position I like to bat in and have been batting for a very long time. But I can play any position I can for the team.”
Kolkata Knight Riders will start IPL 2022 by playing the first match against Chennai Super Kings. Both the teams were in the final last season. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings had tasted defeat to KKR and won the title for the fourth time.