Kolkata, (UNI): IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday appointed Shreyas Iyer as the team’s new captain.
The 27-year-old Iyer was bought by KKR at the 2022 IPL mega auction for Rs 12.25 crore.
“I’m extremely honoured to have gotten the opportunity to lead a prestigious team like KKR. The IPL as a tournament brings the best players from different countries and cultures together and I look forward to leading this great group of very talented individuals,” said Iyer while accepting the role.
“I would like to thank the owners, management and support staff of KKR for giving me the opportunity to lead this team and I am confident that we will find the right synergies to achieve the team’s goals.
to achieve the team’s goals.
“Kolkata and The Eden Gardens have a very rich history when it comes to Indian cricket and I look forward to contributing to this rich history and making our fans proud of us as a team! Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo!”
Iyer was released by Delhi Capitals in November last year during the window for the franchises to retain players for the 2022 season.
The Delhi-based franchise had named Iyer as their captain in 2018. He also led Delhi in the 2019 season, when the team reached the playoffs for the first time after seven years, and in the 2020 edition.