Shreyas Iyer received the Best Fielder Medal in the Indian dressing room following the India vs. Sri Lanka match at the Wankhede Stadium.

Iyer’s outstanding performance included scoring 82 runs in 56 balls, taking two crucial catches, and displaying exceptional agility in the field to prevent runs.

During the post-match ceremony in Mumbai, T Dilip, responsible for India’s fielding, invited cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to announce the recipient of the Best Fielder award among the Indian players, with Tendulkar present at the stadium for the occasion.

T Dilip commended KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja for their exceptional catches and praised Shreyas Iyer for his remarkable fielding contributions. India’s strong fielding performance played a pivotal role in restricting Sri Lanka to just 55 runs, resulting in a record-breaking 302-run victory.

T Dilip also engaged Sachin Tendulkar in a short video, during which Tendulkar shared insights from his experiences in the 2003 World Cup. He mentioned how the team management had the players sign a board with the motto “I can, we can,” signifying their commitment to giving their best for the team.

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In a moment filled with excitement, Sachin Tendulkar announced Shreyas Iyer as the deserving recipient of the Best Fielder award, leading to a jubilant reaction from the Indian players. KL Rahul, the previous medal holder, then presented Shreyas with the prestigious award.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of this memorable ceremony with the caption: “The Medal Ceremony 🏅 in the dressing room just reached ‘LEGENDARY’ status 🙌🏻. #TeamIndia was in for a surprise when someone ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ announced the best fielder award.”

In a post-match press conference in Mumbai, Shreyas Iyer addressed questions about his ability to handle short-pitched deliveries. He maintained a confident stance, emphasizing his proficiency in playing pull shots that resulted in boundaries. Iyer pointed out that getting out can happen regardless of the type of delivery and acknowledged the external perception of his supposed weakness against short balls. However, he expressed his commitment to continuous improvement and working on his game to overcome such challenges.

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