IND vs SL 2nd Test: Felt that 50 was like a century, says Shreyas Iyer

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IND vs SL 2nd Test: Felt that 50 was like a century, says Shreyas Iyer
IND vs SL 2nd Test: Felt that 50 was like a century, says Shreyas Iyer

IND vs SL 2nd Test: Felt that 50 was like a century, says Shreyas Iyer

IND vs SL 2nd Test: Shreyas Iyer, who was successful in bringing India’s total to 252 in the first innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka, expressed his gratitude for his half-century on Day 1 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

On Saturday, Iyer smashed 10 fours and four sixes in 92 of 98 balls.

“I personally felt that fifty was like a century. That’s why I celebrated like that. It was like a century feeling for me,” Shreyas Iyer said in the press conference after the end of the day’s play.

IND vs SL 2nd Test: Felt that 50 was like a century, says Shreyas Iyer
Felt that 50 was like a century, says Shreyas Iyer

“You saw the players who defended the ball, there was a lot of chance of nicking, and there was variable bounce on that wicket. You can’t just play very negatively on that wicket and just keep defending the ball. You’ve got to have that positive intent when you step out on the field. The wicket is not that great. It’s obviously bowler-friendly,” he added.

Iyer further pointed out that he has no regrets after missing on Test ton, saying:

“It is disappointing to miss out on a hundred, but by the end of it the team had got to a fighting total. So, I have no regrets. I play for the team.”

On an incredible opening day in Bengaluru, India took control of the Second Test against Sri Lanka, taking 16 wickets. India stormed to 252 all-out in the first two sessions of the day-night match, led by Shreyas Iyer’s aggressive 92.

With the ball, India’s quick bowlers ripped through Sri Lanka’s top order, with Jasprit Bumrah taking 3/15 and Mohammad Shami 2/18. On 86/6, the visitors will resume, behind by 166 runs.