KKR vs SRH: It was a few days back that Shreyas Iyer grabbed headlines for his bold statement against Kolkata Knight Riders. During a post-match presentation, Iyer revealed that KKR CEO Venky Mysore plays a major role in the team’s selection. 

Notably, Iyer was appointed KKR’s captain ahead of IPL 2022. The big statement by the skipper shocked the fans and cricket fraternity and there was a lot of criticism for the franchise. Following the revelations by the captain, the rumors suggested that all is not well between KKR management and Shreyas Iyer.

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“Coach and at times, CEO is also obviously involved in team selections. Each and every player takes it well, and they have put in their best efforts,”  

Iyer had revealed.

As soon as Iyer’s statement went viral, the fans and cricket pundits came up with different reactions. Recently, former Indian cricketer Madan Lal joined the bandwagon as he reacted to the allegations by Shreyas Iyer. 

Madan admitted that he is shocked to hear the interference of the team’s CEO in the team selection process. The veteran reckoned that it is the job of the captain and coach to take the major decisions.

KKR vs SRH: Madan Lal criticizes Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR vs SRH: “I Am Personally Shocked and Dismayed,” Madan Lal Lashes Out at KKR CEO Venky Mysore
KKR vs SRH: “I Am Personally Shocked and Dismayed,” Madan Lal Lashes Out at KKR CEO Venky Mysore

Further, Madan Lal also called it the reason behind KKR’s dismal run in IPL 2022. Iyer isn’t having a good ride as the skipper. The Knight Riders are struggling in the tournament. KKR’s playoff chances are hanging by a thread. 

“I am personally shocked and dismayed by Iyer’s revelations. If that’s true then what are coaches and support staff doing? It is the job of coaches and captains to decide on the team and not the CEO. That’s the reason why the team is performing so badly on the field. Something is fundamentally wrong within the team,”

Madan Lal said as quoted by News 18.

The team is currently third-last in the points table with just five wins from 12 league matches. Another loss will rule the team out of the race completely. Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday while their last league match will be against Lucknow Super Giants on May 18, Wednesday. Free Cricket Bet365 betting tips and match guides from professional betting tipsters.


For KKR to qualify for the playoffs, it is important for the franchise to win both its league games with a good margin. Meanwhile, the teams like Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore need to lose almost all of their remaining league fixtures.

As far as Shreyas Iyer’s personal performance in the league is concerned, he is enjoying a decent ride. In 12 IPL 2022 matches so far, Iyer has scored 336 runs at an average of 30.55. 

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