Shreyas Iyer KKR

Shreyas Iyer, the jubilant captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), basked in the glory of his team’s emphatic victory in the IPL 2024 final. KKR crushed the Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets, claiming their third IPL title and ending a ten-year drought.

In the post-match presentation, Iyer lauded his team’s near-perfect run throughout the season. “We played like invincibles throughout the season,” he declared, his voice brimming with emotion. “There’s so much to cherish right now. This is what we demanded from the team and every individual, and they stood up on the right occasion.”

Iyer struggled to articulate the emotions of the moment. “It is hard to express how we are feeling right now,” he admitted. “The wait was so long, and the performance has been flawless throughout. We’ve been tremendous right from game one.”

The KKR skipper acknowledged the pressure of the final but emphasized the importance of teamwork. “The game could have gone either way,” he said, “but every situation went in our favour. Thanks to SRH for the way they played throughout the season. They have been phenomenal.”

Iyer’s praise extended to his own team. He highlighted the contributions of individual players who stepped up when needed. KKR’s bowlers, particularly Mitchell Starc and Andre Russell, were instrumental in dismantling the SRH batting line-up in the final.

KKR’s dominant performance throughout the season has solidified their reputation as a strong contender in the IPL. With Iyer’s inspiring leadership and a team that appears invincible, the future looks bright for the Kolkata Knight Riders.