Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer played the best innings of his cricketing career by approaching the game with a lot of intent against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Coming out to bat at No.4, the right-handed batsman was in no mood to play a run-a-ball inning as he launched an exceptional counter-attack from the get-go. He didn’t hesitate to flex his muscles to hammer sixes and fours with relative ease.
The Sri Lankan bowlers tried their maximum best to keep him in check. Nevertheless, the bowlers’ plans were to no avail as Shreyas Iyer looked flawless in his technique as he tormented the bowlers with his fearless brand of cricket. He came under fire for throwing away his wicket in the last few games but he made a stellar rebound against Sri Lanka and drew plaudits for his exceptional innings.
Shreyas Iyer hammers the longest six of World Cup 2023
During his stay at the crease, Shreyas Iyer smacked the longest six of World Cup 2023 as the ball travelled a long way up to 106 meters. Interestingly, the ball was heading towards the direction where the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and his wife Dhanashree Verma, Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika Sajdeh, Ravichandran Ashwin’s wife and a few other cricketers’ were sitting in the gallery.
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As you can see in the video clip, they all can be seen quickly making a move randomly to another place to escape themselves from getting hit by the ball. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer scored 82 off 56 balls wherein he struck three fours and six sixes to his credit at a strike rate of 146.43. Team India posted 357/8 in 50 overs. Shubman Gill top-scored with 92 off 92 balls including 11 fours and 2 sixes.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 55 runs as India churned out their biggest win in ODI World Cup and the second-largest overall in ODI World Cup history. Rohit Sharma and Co won the game by a humongous margin of 302 runs. India’s veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami was named the Player of the Match for his incredible 5/18 in 5 overs.