Venkatesh Iyer Biography (Cricket– India): Early Life, Career, IPL 2021, Family, Wife, Kids, Awards, Achievements, Records, Social Media

Venkatesh Iyer Biography VENKATESH IYER born on 25th December 1994 is an Indian All-Rounder cricket player with unbelievable skills to amaze his opponents is representing KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) and state Madhya Pradesh in nationals. Despite being a left-hand batsman, he has astonished everyone with his performance being a right-arm medium pace bowler. He has never represented India internationally but had a great fortune to make his introduction throughout the country appearing in the IPL 2021 for KKR.

Full NameVenkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date of Birth25th December 1994
Age27 years (as per 2021)
ParentRajasekaran Iyer (father)

Let’s dive deep into Venkatesh Iyer’s life and talk about Venkatesh Iyer’s Biography.

Venkatesh Iyer Biography

Venkatesh Iyer in his Early Life {Venkatesh Iyer Biography}

Venkatesh was born in a South Indian middle-class family to Rajasekaran Iyer (father) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was an admirer of the cricket sport from a small age like every other Indian kid. Venkatesh started his training for the sport in a local cricket club in Indore and soon astonished everyone with his wicket-keeping and batting skills.

Being an erudite student, he did his schooling at St. Paul Higher Senior Secondary School and pursued B.Com with graduation in CA degree but later decided to solely train for the cricket sport while studying MBA at the Institute of Management Studies, DAVV Indore. He was always supported by his family to dedicatedly pursue a career in sports but was also advised to secure a graduate degree.

During his career’s early phase, he represented his school and local sports club in the district and state tournaments as a wicketkeeper-batsman and made his first national appearance representing Madhya Pradesh in the T20 format against Railways in the 2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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Venkatesh Iyer’s Career

  • He made his first national appearance against Railways in 2015 as a wicketkeeper-batsman representing Madhya Pradesh in T20 format.
  • Venkatesh played for his team as a wicketkeeper-batsman till representing at the U-19 level and later became an all-rounder for his team.
  • In 2015, he made his appearance at his first List-A match representing his state, Madhya Pradesh in Vijay Hazare Trophy against Saurashtra.
  • During the tournament, he scored 198 runs in 146 balls breaking the List-A record of highest runs scored eclipsing the score of 197 runs scored by David Warner of Australia. In this match, he appeared against Punjab.
  • He made his first-class debut at the Ranji Trophy of 2018-2019 representing Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad. In his first appearance, he was unfortunate to show his batting skills but picked one wicket.
  • He made his representation in 38 T20 Games in total at Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and grabbed 21 wickets with a 6.98 economy rate.
  • Venkatesh also made 24 List-A appearances in total and grabbed 849 runs with 10 wickets at an average of 47.16 and 5.38 economy rate.
  • His astonishing performances in national and state-level tournaments paved his way for the IPL of 2021. 

Venkatesh Iyer in the 2021 Indian Premier League

  • Venkatesh was bought by the IPL team of Shahrukh Khan, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for INR 20 Lakhs in February 2021.
  • He will be representing KKR throughout the IPL as an all-rounder in the squad.
  • On 20th September 2021, he made his first IPL appearance against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
  • He made his astonishing performance against Mumbai Indians representing KKR on 23rd September scoring a maiden fifty and making his appearance in national talks.

IPL 2023

Iyer got his first IPL century against the Mumbai Indians on April 16, 2023, scoring 104 runs in 51 balls. Thus, he became only the second batter in KKR history to hit a century, following Brendon McCullum in the opening match of the IPL in 2008, but his century was in vain as KKR was trounced by Mumbai Indians.

Iyer is the fourth best run scorer in IPL 2023, after only Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Virat Kohli, and Jos Buttler, with 234 runs in 6 innings at an average of 39 and a strike rate of 168.34.

Venkatesh Iyer with his Family {Venkatesh Iyer Biography}

  • Venkatesh was born in a middle-class family to Rajasekaran Iyer (father).

Venkatesh Iyer’s Wife and Kids {Venkatesh Iyer Biography}

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Venkatesh Iyer’s Awards and Achievements

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Venkatesh Iyer’s Records

  • In 2015, he scored 198 runs in 146 balls against the Punjab team in Vijay Hazare Trophy becoming the highest runs scorer in the List-A category.

Venkatesh Iyer on Social Media

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