‘MS Dhoni advised me to avoid reading newspapers’, confesses Shreyas Iyer

The season one finale episode of the celebrated talk-show ‘Open House with Renil’ on zoOm Styled by Myntra witnessed the young and talented cricketer, Shreyas Iyer getting candid with Renil Abraham.

Shreyas, who scored immediate noticeability with IPL, talked about the advices he has received from his dear ones after entering the media frenzy world of cricket. Shreyas confesses, “After I joined the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni advised me that I need to avoid reading the newspapers and should try to stay away from social media as much as possible. Social media has become a big part of our lives and I try to manage it well but it’s the criticism that motivates me and keeps me going.”

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MS Dhoni with Shreyas Iyer

Adding further on how he handled the attention he receives from his fans, Iyer recalled how a girl’s behavior, whom he knew from before changed after the news on auction was out. He shared, “Soon after the auction news was out, this girl whom I knew started messaging me. On confronting her as to why she is desperately trying to reach out, I got to know that she was doing so because she was happy for me. That’s when I understood that rather than getting to know me, she was behind the money,” recalls Shreyas.

A brilliant cricketer on the field and a great magician on the side lines, Shreyas Iyer has won the hearts of many Indians with his spectacular skills. We can only wait and watch what this young cricket star has to offer to his fans.

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