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Venkatesh Iyer stuns broadcasters in post-match interview after KKR reach IPL 2024 final by hammering SRH

May 22, 2024 02:33 PM IST

After guiding KKR to the IPL final, Venkatesh Iyer was in a fun mood as he displayed his 'mamba side' before the interview with broadcasters.

Venkatesh Iyer once again stood tall in the crucial match for Kolkata Knight Riders and helped them reach the IPL final for the fourth time. His side outclassed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. Venkatesh played a scintillating knock of unbeaten 51 runs off 28 balls as KKR chased down the moderate 160-run target with 38 balls to spare, completely stamping their authority over the 2016 champions.

Venkatesh Iyer stunned the broadcaster with his antics.(X Image)
Venkatesh Iyer stunned the broadcaster with his antics.(X Image)

The left-handed batter smashed the SRH bowlers for fun and displayed his six-hitting prowess by hitting 4 maximums as KKR were always at the top of the game despite losing their openers Sunil Narine (21) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (23) early. Earlier, Mitchell Starc produced a stunning opening burst of three wickets in the powerplay to break the back of SRH’s dangerous batting. They were eventually shot out for a mere 159 in 19.3 overs as the chase turned out to be a cakewalk for KKR with half-centuries from the Iyer duo.

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After the match, Venkatesh was in a fun mood as he displayed his 'mamba side' before the interview with broadcasters. The stylish batter was standing, giving a side pose, and the camera started rolling as broadcaster Harsha Bhogle was stunned by his antics.

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However, he immediately apologised to the senior broadcaster with a smile on his face.

The Madhya Pradesh batter asserted that he was a bit desperate to go out and showcase his talent in the middle as he missed being out in the middle after KKR's last two league stage matches were washed out.

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"More than the confidence I was really wanting to go out and bat, we last played a game on 11th, so we all were eager to go out and showcase our talent. The wicket was really good, credit goes to our bowlers for bowling them out for 160 odd," he told broadcasters.

Venkatesh, who is now a senior member in the KKR camp, said that the team was disappointed that the last two matches were abandoned as the momentum as the brake might have shifted the momentum from their way.

"In a tournament like this, momentum is really important, we have seen that with RCB winning their matches continuously and gaining the momentum even we wanted that momentum, so we wanted to go out and wanted the rain to stop but it was disappointing," he added.

Meanwhile, he credited the team management and owners Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta for always motivating the players and keeping their spirits high.

"But, we were the table toppers and we have got a lot of support from the management, credit to the owners, SRK and Jay sir were also there tonight to support us," Venkatesh said.

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