Indian batter Shreyas Iyer opened up about being in a lonely space as he was recovering to be fit ahead of the ODI World Cup. In the second ODI against Australia, Iyer came into the middle early after Ruturaj Gaikwad's wicket and stitched a massive 200-run partnership with Shubman Gill.
Iyer scored his third ODI century and ended up with a score of 105 in 90 balls with 11 fours and three sixes. His century and an incredible batting effort by his teammates helped the Men in Blue post a 400-run target and later register a 99-run win.
After the match, Iyer talked about his recovery process and opened up about being in a lonely space. He also talked about believing in himself to get himself ready for the World Cup. Speaking in the post-match interview, Iyer said, "It was a rollercoaster ride. I've been working so hard the last few months, was a lonely space. Excited to be back and enjoying the atmosphere in the dressing room. I was seeing matches on the TV and wanted to be out there. I'm grateful to belief in myself...I knew what I was aiming for and glad I was able to execute by plans today.
"I am flexible, ready to bat any position, whatever my team needs to do. Virat (Kohli) is one of the greats, there's no chance of stealing that spot from him. I just need to keep scoring," he further added.