For making my batting better Dada Ganguly is the reason. Kolkata Knight Riders player says he switched to left-handed batting after seeing Ganguly Venkatesh Iyer Said.
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in the 34th league match of the IPL T20 in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets with 159 runs for the loss of 3 wickets with 29 balls to spare.
Kolkata opener Venkatesh (53) and Tripathi (74) were the main contributors to the victory. In this, left-hander Venkatesh completed his first fifty.
In an interview with BCCI TV after the victory of this match Venkatesh Iyer Said:
Honestly, I wanted to get a chance in the Kolkata team.
Because, Dada (Ganguli) is my hero, to the KKR team Dada I wanted to go to that team because I was the captain. Similarly it was like a dream for me when the Kolkata team bought me. Everyone greeted me and gave me more gifts.
I am a huge fan of Dada. Dada has millions of fans worldwide, and I am one of them. Dada has played a huge role in changing and improving my batting.
I got used to right hand batting at first.But I looked at Ganguly’s batting and switched to left handed batting and wanted to bat like Ganguly. He practiced hitting sixes and fours.
Unknowingly Ganguly has played a huge role in my life. I was really waiting for my chance and I knew I would get the chance
Thus said Venkatesh.