Venkatesh Iyer

From Chartered Accountant to Cricketer Remarkable Journey

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Venkatesh Iyer In addition to pursuing his B.Com degree, Iyer also enrolled in a Chartered Accountant degree. Iyer cleared the intermediate examination in 2016.

After passing the CA Intermediate examinations, he decided to drop out and enroll himself in a Master of Business Administration in finance to allow him to pursue cricket further.

He made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 6 December 2018.

Iyer was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. On 20 September 2021, he made his IPL debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Till 20 April 2023, Iyer is the 4th highest scorer in terms of runs in IPL 2023 trailing behind Faf du Plessis, Warner, Virat, and Jos Buttler.

He made his T20I debut on 17 November 2021, for India against New Zealand. He made his international bowling debut in the final match of this series, returning figures of 3-0-12-1.

In December 2021, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad He made his ODI debut on 19 January 2022, for India against South Africa.