Shreyas Iyer Personal Information, Profile, and Quick Facts
- Full Name: Shreyas Santosh Iyer
- Nickname: Shre
- Date of Birth: December 6, 1994
- Age: 28 years (as of 2022)
- Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Nationality: Indian
- Height: 1.80m
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Right Arm Off, Leg Break
- Jersey No.: 41
- Favorite Player: AB De Villiers
- Social Media Profile: shreyasiyer96
Teams Shreyas Iyer Played With
India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Delhi Capitals, India U-19, Mumbai U-19, India B, India A, Indians Board President’s XI, Rest of India, Mumbai Cricket Association XI, India Blue, India Green, West Zone.
Early Life and Education
Iyer was born on December 6, 1994, in Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He was born in a Tamil family whereas his mother was a Tuluva. Iyer loved cricket and had a keen interest in it since childhood. He was trained by Pravin Amre in his early stages. He was quite good in his studies as well. He completed his school life at Don Bosco High School, Matunga. After completing his school life, Shreyas went to Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. He also helped his school team to win many trophies.
Shreyas Iyer Debut and Best Innings
Debut: Shreyas Iyer made his international debut by playing his first T20I on 1st November 2017 in Delhi against New Zealand. However, Shreyas didn’t get a chance to bat in that match. He got to bat in the next match in Rajkot on November 4 where he scored 23 runs from 21 balls including 4 boundaries. However, India lost the match by 40 runs. Colin Munro was given man of the match for his amazing century.
- One of the best T20I innings of Shreyas came against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala on 26th Feb 2022. He scored an unbeaten match winning 74 runs from 44 balls including 6 boundaries and 4 sixes.
- Iyer made his ODI debut soon in the next month. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 10th December. He scored just 9 runs of 27 balls. India lost the match by 7 wickets.
- One of the best ODI innings of Iyer came against South Africa in Ranchi on 9th October 2022. He scored a match-winning 113 runs from 111 balls including 15 boundaries and chased the total being not out. India won the match by 7 wickets and Iyer was awarded the man of the match.
- Shreyas made his debut in the longest format of the game on 25th November 2021 at Kanpur against New Zealand. He scored a fantastic 105 runs off 171 balls including 13 boundaries and 2 sixes in the first innings. He also scored 65 runs off 125 balls including 8 boundaries and a six in the second innings. The match ended as a draw and Iyer was given the man of the match. It was also the best test innings of his career till now.
Shreyas Iyer Cricket Career and Stats
The Mumbaikar started his career by playing school cricket and also won several tournaments. Pravin Amre trained Shreyas in Shivaji Park. Iyer was also compared with the legend Virender Sehwag. In 2014, Iyer played for the Trent Bridge cricket team during a tour and played 3 matches and scored 279 runs which included a score of 171 runs.
Iyer made a record of the greatest number of runs a season in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy, playing for Mumbai. He scored a mammoth 1321 runs which included 4 centuries and 7 half centuries.
In 2015 Shreyas was acquired by the Delhi Daredevils for INR 2.6cr. He had a tremendous season with the bat as he scored 439 runs in 14 matches. He was also the ‘Emerging Player of the Tournament.’ In the 2018 IPL mega auction, Iyer was retained by the Delhi Daredevils franchise and was named as the captain. He was the youngest captain ever to lead Delhi Daredevils.
Iyer was soon called for the national T20I side. He made his T20I debut on 1st November 2017 in Delhi against New Zealand but didn’t get a chance to bat. However, he got the chance in the next match and scored 23 runs off 21 balls and got out by Colin Munro. India lost the match by 40 runs and Colin Munro was named as man of the match for his amazing century.
In the very next month, Iyer was handed his ODI debut cap on 10th December 2017 at Dharamsala. India failed to put up a good score as Suranga Lakmal was on fire with the ball and scalped 4 wickets. Shreyas while batting at no.3 scored just 9 runs of 27 balls. India lost the match by 7 wickets and Lakmal was given the man of the match.
Shreyas was consistently performing on the national side as well as in domestic. Shreyas was then given his Test debut cap on 25th November at Kanpur against New Zealand. Shreyas broke many records in that match and had a dream debut. While batting at no.5 he scored 105 runs from 171 balls including 13 boundaries and 2 sixes in the first innings. He also scored a fighting 65 in the second innings and was named the man of the match.
In the 2022 IPL mega auction, Iyer was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping price of INR 12.25cr and was named as the captain. Currently, Shreyas Iyer is out of IPL due to injury.
Shreyas Iyer Records
- Highest run scorer of 2015-16 Ranji Trophy – 1321 (Domestic)
- Most runs in an over for India in ODI – 31 (ODI)
- No ducks in career – (ODI)
- Hundred on Test debut – 105 (Test)
Shreyas Iyer Awards and Achievements
- IPL 2015 Emerging Player Award.
- SV Rajadyaksha trophy for making the highest number of runs in the Ranji Trophy.
- CEAT cricket rating Indian domestic cricketer of the year.
Shreyas Iyer Net Worth and Brand Endorsements
Shreyas Iyer’s net worth is expected to be around $7milllion. This includes all the money from endorsements, IPL salary, BCCI contract, etc. He also earns INR 12.25cr in the IPL. Apart from that his monthly income is more than 1.5cr. However, this is just a rough figure and it may change or differ in reality.
|Net Worth||$7 million|
|Net Worth in Rupees||INR 56crore|
|Source of Income||Salary, Match fees, and Brand Endorsements|
Shreyas Iyer Brand Endorsements
- Dream 11
- Google Pixel
- Fresca juices.
Shreyas Iyer Family
- Father: Santosh Iyer
- Mother: Rohini Iyer
- Sister: Shrestha Iyer.
Shreyas was born on December 6, 1994, in Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father – Santosh Iyer who is a businessman, loved cricket. He played till the college level. He wanted his son to become a cricketer and supported him throughout his journey. His mother – Rohini Iyer had faith in her child that he would do wonders. She used to cook pizza, and burger whenever Shreyas scored a fifty or a hundred. Shreyas also has a younger sister – Shrestha Iyer and is very attached to her. Both of them always post their pictures on social media. His sister is a dancer and choreographer by profession and also a founder of ‘we are pawerful’ animal welfare.
Statements On Shreyas Iyer Given by Cricketers
- Virat Kohli – “Shreyas Iyer is a talented young cricketer with a great temperament and hunger to succeed. He has a bright future ahead of him and I’m excited to see what he can achieve for India.”
- Ms. Dhoni – “Shreyas Iyer is a very special player. He’s got a lot of talent and he’s got the ability to read the game well. He’s a great addition to the Indian cricket team.”
- Kane Williamson – “Shreyas Iyer is a fantastic talent. He’s a great team player and he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”
- Sachin Tendulkar – “I think Shreyas Iyer is a fantastic player. He’s got a great head on his shoulders and he’s got all the shots in the book. I think he’s going to be a key player for India in the future.”
FAQs about Shreyas Iyer
1. When was Shreyas Iyer born?
Shreyas Iyer was born on December 6, 1994, in Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
2. What is the nickname of Shreyas Iyer?
Shreyas Iyer’s nickname is Shre.
3. How many test centuries does Shreyas have?
Shreyas has scored just 1 test century as of now against New Zealand.
4. What are the hobbies of Shreyas Iyer?
Shreyas loves to play videogames, dance, play football, etc.
5. Why Shreyas Iyer is not playing IPL 2023?
Shreyas Iyer, captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders was ruled out from IPL 2023 due to an injury.