IND v NZ: I want to learn whatever I can from Rahul sir, says Venkatesh Iyer

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Venkatesh Iyer says I want to learn Rahul sir
Venkatesh Iyer says I want to learn Rahul sir

Jaipur, Nov 17 | Opening all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer is eager to learn whatever he can from India head coach Rahul Dravid. He added that he has come into the India T20I team with a blank mind and will pick up things depending on how the series unfolds.

Iyer received his maiden call-up to the T20I team after scoring 370 runs in 10 innings with an average of 41.11 and strike rate of 128.47 for Kolkata Knight Riders in the second half of IPL 2021. With his gentle medium-pace, he took three wickets with an economy rate of 8.11.

“I just want to learn whatever I can from Rahul sir. He being the stalwart and the legend that he is, he has got lots to share. It’s just about how we will go and we will pick things depending on what is asked of us and what the situation comes down to be. I have come with a blank mind and whatever happens, I will take it in that manner,” said Iyer in a video posted by the BCCI on Twitter on Wednesday.

Iyer also spoke about his warm welcome while practicing with the T20I squad ahead of the first match in Jaipur. “Everyone was so welcoming. I had a talk with the captain, coach and Rishabh Pant as well. They gave me a lot of confidence. Rohit Sharma is one of the best batters in the world. When he shares something, it is always special for me.”

Talking about how he got the news of his call-up to the Indian team, Iyer revealed that it was his state-mate, Avesh Khan, who informed him of the news. Both Iyer and Khan play for Madhya Pradesh in domestic cricket and are in the T20I squad against New Zealand.

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“Avesh Khan broke the news to me. I was in my room and he told me that we both have been selected. I was happier for him than for me. I called my parents and sister and told them that I have been selected and I think that was it.

“I have seen him grow not just as a person but as a cricketer. We are neighbours, play for the same association and in fact, come from the same division. We share a good bond and have been room partners for half a decade. I have seen the struggle Avesh has gone through and the grind he has put in. I was happy for him and I can bet my life, he was even happier for me. So, we share a good bond and hopefully, it continues that way.”

The 26-year-old feels his dream is not just limited to playing for India and wants to play a hand in winning matches as well at mega events.

“I have been playing domestic cricket for a while now and not just me but my team has progressed and that’s the result I am getting. The dream is not just to play for the country but to win matches and tournaments for the country. That’s what the dream is. I haven’t set any individual goals. One thing I expect is India winning.

“I really hope to enjoy each and every moment of this tournament,” he said.

Source: IANS

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On the back of Global Clues and SGX, Nifty opened on a gap down note & continued downside momentum throughout the day and closed the session at 15809.40 level with a loss of 430.90. However, Bank nifty closed the session at 33315.65 level with a loss of 848.05 points.

India VIX closed at 24.56 up by 10.13% which is a sign of more volatility in upcoming sessions.47 stocks out of NIFTY 50 closed in RED which suggest broad based selling. All the sectoral indices were ended in the red with metal, IT indices down 4-5 percent.

Despite one way fall, Stocks like ITC, DRREDDY, POWERGRID were the top gainers, While WIPRO, HCLTECH, INFY, TCS & TECHM were prime losers. On a daily chart, Nifty has formed a Bearish candle which indicates downside momentum for an upcoming session. Moreover, Nifty is showing support from horizontal line i.e., 15750 levels which is make or break level. In addition, Nifty has been sustained above the 21-Monthly Moving Average which indicates a bounce back from lower levels can be seen.

However, the momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a negative crossover & trading in oversold zone which is a sign of sideways to negative trend in Nifty. The Nifty may find Strong support around 15700 levels, breaching below it can show more downside till 15500 levels while on the upside 16000 may act as an immediate hurdle. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 32800 levels while resistance at 34500 levels.

Palak Kothari
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Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

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