Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has backed India cricketer Shreyas Iyer on the latter’s remark that “good players should be given a certain amount of chances to prove themselves and get acclimatised to the conditions”.
Harsha feels that the top-order batsman made a valid point as keeping a player in and out of the team in a short-time affects the self-belief of a player.
Harsha, on Monday, took to Twitter to write: “Shreyas Iyer makes a very valid point about how self-belief gets affected if you are constantly in and out of a team. This is an opportunity to give a batsman at no 4 a long run.”
Indian Premier League’s youngest captain, 24-year-old Iyer, who guided Delhi Capitals to their first playoffs in seven years is getting ready for the upcoming limited-overs series in the Caribbean having earned a recall after a disappointing World Cup snub.
This is the second coming for the batsman and he wants a few more chances that will help him cement his place in the side.
“If you are really a good talent, then you need a certain amount of chances to prove yourself and get acclimatised to the conditions,” Iyer told PTI in an exclusive interview.
“If you keep coming in and going out (of the team), it doesn’t really set a good pattern for one’s self and you start disbelieving yourself. If you are a great talent, then you need some time,” feels the talented Mumbaikar who has played 6 ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.