The Ultimate Test: Shreyas Iyer opens about “frustrating” selection policy

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Shreyas Iyer, who was just the one among plenty who were part of the Indian No.4 charade post the 2017 Champions Trophy claimed that youngsters such as himself deserved more chances to make a statement.

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The Delhi Capitals skipper was tried out for the No.4 position in the series against Sri Lanka and South Africa. Despite a satisfactory showing, Iyer was slotted out for the next candidate.

Iyer claimed that coming in and out of a squad hampers the confidence of a player and it is not a good sign. He added:

If you are really a good talent, then you need a certain amount of chances to prove yourself and get acclimatized to the conditions. If you keep coming in and going out [of the team], it doesn’t really set a good pattern for one’s self and you start disbelieving yourself. If you are a great talent, then you need some time,” 

The batsman went on to state that after repeated omissions from the team, a player tends to lose patience. But the key is to keep performing and let the performance speak for itself. He said:

“You tend to lose patience but selection is not in your hands. All you can do is perform, perform and perform and that is what I enjoy doing. You have to keep performing and keep showing people that you are capable of playing at the higher league. Once you get that sniff, you never look back,”

Finally, Iyer concluded by saying that he aims to play for India in the World Cup someday.

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