Meet Venkatesh Iyer

Would Had Been In An IIT Or IIM If Didn’t Pursue Cricket – Venkatesh Iyer

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

"I was a bright student, inclined towards academics. It’s generally the other way round, especially in orthodox South Indian families,

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

where parents push kids to focus on studies. In my case, my mother pushed me towards playing cricket.”

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer, 26, must have been exhilarated over his mother’s decision, after being handed his IPL cap by the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

Iyer had already made his T20 and 50-overs debuts for the Madhya Pradesh senior team and was captain of the state’s Under-23 team.

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

“I decided to give up my CA and pursue an MBA in finance,” Iyer says.

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

“I gave a lot of entrance exams, had decent scores, and enrolled into a good college.

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I was fortunate the faculty liked cricket, and they saw I was doing well, and gave me the cushion by taking care of my attendance, preparing notes and rescheduling exams.

Meet Venkatesh Iyer

“Honestly, I didn’t have to put in a lot of effort to manage both. I’m not bragging, I’ve always been a bright student, I can’t say the same about my cricket.

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That is the kind of confidence I have in my academics. Had there been no cricket, I would have landed in an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) or IIM (Indian Institute of Management).