Shreyas Iyer makes shocking claim about CEO Venky Mysore's involvement in KKR team selection; fans react

"Coach and at times, CEO is also obviously involved in team selections," Iyer said while speaking in the post-match presentation ceremony.
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KKR have made the most changes to their playing XI among all teams in IPL 2022 so far.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered a thumping 52-run victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) on Monday (May 10) to stay alive in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). This is their fifth win in 12 matches and will have to win two more games to stay in the playoffs race. Along with it, they would need a few other results to go their way as well.

But consistency has been the issue with KKR throughout the season and that has hampered their season badly. One of the reasons for that it also constant changes in the playing XI. The Shreyas Iyer-led side has made most changes in the tournament so far and that tells the story. KKR had the most unsettled XI as they almost tried around 20 players in their squad.

They tried five different opening pairs as well which didn’t yield desired results at all. Perhaps, it was indeed amusing to see them revert to the same players that played in the first couple of matches. The likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer opened the innings while Pat Cummins and Varun Chakaravarthy also made a comeback and all of them made an impact in some or the other way in the game. 

With KKR winning the game with the players featured in their opening game, Shreyas Iyer was expectedly asked about so many changes made in the playing XI during the presentation ceremony. And he shockingly admitted that KKR’s CEO Venky Mysore is also involved in the team selections alongside head coach Brendon McCullum. He didn’t have much explanation to the changes made either.

“It is really difficult (to tell players about axings). Coach and at times, CEO is also obviously involved in team selections. Each and every player takes it well, and they have put in their best efforts,” Iyer said after the match.

No wonder this came as a shock for the fans as generally, the team management, captain and coach take decisions related to the team selections. The fans weren’t impressed with the KKR CEO at all and reckoned that is the reason behind the team’s current position at the moment.

Here are some of the reactions: