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India vs West Indies: I never used to take responsibility in beginning of my career says Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer said 'I was a flamboyant player when I started playing first-class cricket. I never used to take responsibility. I just used to back my instincts and go with the flow.'

India vs West Indies: I never used to take responsibility in beginning of my career says Shreyas Iyer

Cuttack: Shreyas Iyer on Saturday said he was flamboyant but not responsible in the beginning of his career, a far cry from the present day matured man who is displaying both in equal measure while solving India's number four conundrum.

Shreyas Iyer played a knock of 62 runs in the final T20I against Bangladesh. AP

Shreyas Iyer raising his bat to celebrate his half-century. AP

The 25-year-old is gradually settling into the critical number four position in a team that has struggled to find one for the longest time.

The Mumbaikar showed his worth with half centuries in the first two One-day Internationals against the West Indies.

"I think that comes with maturity and responsibility. I was a flamboyant player when I started playing first-class cricket. I never used to take responsibility. I just used to back my instincts and go with the flow," Iyer told reporters on the eve of the series-deciding third ODI.

"Lately, I've realised that once you play at the highest level, you got to take that maturity to another stage. I can even play strokes and I can even nudge the ball and take single, so I know my game really well right now and I can play accordingly.

Updated Date: December 21, 2019 15:47:06 IST

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