Shreyas Iyer: Early Life, Education and Career

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Santosh Iyer (born December 6, 1994) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the national team in international cricket, especially Mumbai in domestic cricket, and captains for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League [IPL]. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman, Iyer has played One Day Internationals, the Twenty20 Internationals, and Test cricket for India’s national cricket team.

Shreyas Iyer

Early Life and Education

Shreyas Iyer, who has his roots mainly in Kerala, and Rohini Iyer, a Mangalorean Tuluva. In an interview with The Hindu, Iyer mentioned that his ancestors are from Thrissur, located only in Kerala. He was educated at Don Bosco English High School, Matunga, and at Ramniranjan Anandilal Poddar College of Commerce and Economics, also, from Mumbai.

At the young age of only 18, Shreyas Iyer was spotted by coach Pravin Amre at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana. Amre trained him for many years in his early cricketing days. Iyer’s teammates at the age group levels used to compare him to Virender Sehwag as he is a great player. During his graduation from Poddar College of Commerce in Mumbai, Iyer helped his college team to lift several trophies.


In the year 2014, Iyer represented Trent Bridge Cricket Team. During a trip to the United Kingdom, he played a total of three matches scoring 297 runs. With an average of 99 where his highest score of 171, got a new team record.

Iyer made his List A debut for Mumbai in November 2014, playing in the year between 2014–15 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 273 runs in that tournament; Iyer made his first-class cricket debut in December 2014 during the year 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. He scored a total of 809 runs in his debut Ranji season. He has an average of 50.56 including two centuries and six fifties. Iyer was the 7th highest scorer of the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy from India.

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