Shreyas Iyer's Personal Information
|Santosh Iyer (Businessman)
Born on 6th December 1994, Shreyas Iyer picked up a cricket bat when he was just 4 years old. With time, Iyer’s fascination with cricket grew manifold as he kept on scaling heights in junior cricket level. Excellent display of batting in the early years meant Shreyas Iyer became a household name in the state. In 2014-15, he made his first-class cricket debut. He made rapid strides in domestic cricket and thereby made his ODI debut on 10th December 2017.
Be it any sports, parents play one of the most important roles in helping their kids excel in their field. Add to that, it becomes even more important when you want your son to become an Indian national cricketer. Shreyas Iyer’s father, Santosh Iyer was aware of that and was pretty serious about making his son don the Indian jersey.
Shreyas Iyer did his schooling from Don Bosco High School and was later enrolled in Poddar College in Mumbai.
Here’s a look in detail about Shreyas Iyer’s family members:
Shreyas Iyer's Family
Shreyas Iyer’s Father: Shreyas Iyer’s father is a businessman. Santosh Iyer himself is a huge cricket lover and played cricket till college level but did not pursue any further.
I used to play cricket till the college level. Maybe I was not as focused as Shreyas was. So I did not pursue cricket much. But then I wanted to pass on that to my son. I saw that talent in Shreyas and thus wanted him to pursue his career in cricket. Shreyas Iyer’s father told in a Cricket County’s documentary video on his son.
After getting to know about Shreyas’ interest in Cricket, Santosh Iyer didn’t take too long to send his son to the best cricket academy in Mumbai. Knowing that his school couldn’t cater too many opportunities, he even made him switch to Don Bosco school to play competitive cricket on the recommendations of Pravin Amre.
Shreyas Iyer’s Mother: Shreyas Iyer’s mom Rohini Iyer is a homemaker. She played an equally significant role in helping his son reach where he is today. It was Shreyas Iyer’s mom who bought him his first bat. Shreyas Iyer sledging routine didn’t just restrict on the field. He would often sledge his mom when she is making food, saying “what are you spoiling today?” instead of “What are you making?”
During the initial days of his career, Shreyas Iyer’s mother would give his son a pizza or a burger for hitting a century or half-century as an incentive.
Shreyas Iyer’s Sister: Shreyas Iyer’s sister, Shresta Iyer is a dancer and a choreographer by profession. She works as the lead choreographer in “Who Cares Dance Academy”. The duo shares a great bond with each other. During the lockdown period due to Coronavirus, Shreyas Iyer spent a lot of time making videos with her sister. Here’s a look at some of those.
Shreyas Iyer's Girlfriend
Indian cricketer, Shreyas Iyer likes to keep his personal life very private. As far as Shreyas Iyer’s girlfriend is concerned, he is currently single and isn’t dating anyone. He has had one relationship in the past and isn’t looking for a relationship or marriage as of now.
Shreyas Iyer’s Marital Status: N/A
Shreyas Iyer's Short Bio
Shreyas Iyer is an Indian cricketer who made his ODI debut on 10th December 2017 against Sri Lanka. He did get a few chances but couldn’t make a permanent place in the side until West Indies series brought laurels for him in 2020. Shreyas Iyer has since been an integral part of the side and made himself as the designated number four batsman of Indian Cricket Team.
On the tour to West Indies in 2019, Shreyas Iyer was the third-highest run-getter with 136 runs in three matches. Iyer performed heavily with the bat when West Indies visited India later, making runs at an average of 43.33.
On India’s last tour to New Zealand, Shreyas Iyer was the highest run-scorer in the series, with 217 runs to his name in three matches, averaging 72.33.
In his ODI career, so far, he has played 18 matches, scoring 748 runs at an average of 49.9.
Shreyas Iyer's Social Media
Shreyas Iyer remains quite active on social media. He comes as one of the most stylish cricketers in India and often puts heart-warming pictures on his online social media platforms.