Who is Shreyas Iyer? Biography, Age, Net Worth, Height, Parents, Wife, Children, Siblings

Shreyas Iyer is a 29-year old Indian international cricketer who plays as a right-handed batter for Mumbai in domestic cricket and the Indian national team across all formats. In the Indian Premier League, he plays and captains the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Who is Shreyas Iyer?

Shreyas Santosh Iyer was born on 6 December 1994 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is the first of two children birthed to Santosh Iyer, a businessman and Rohini Iyer his wife. His younger sister is Shresta Iyer.

His family background is a diverse one, as his father Tamilian from Kerala and his mother and his mother a Tuluva from Mangalore. Iyer traces his ancestry from Thrissur, Kerala, a people with phenomenon sacred sites and colorful festivals.

Iyer attended Don Bosco High School in Matunga and went a further higher in education when he enrolled at Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for his college degree.

During his early days playing cricket at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana, he was noticed by coach Pravin Amre who took him in and became training him. At the camp, his teammates compared him to Virender Sehwag, one of Indian’s all-time greatest batsmen.

At 20, Iyer was already setting new team records with the Trent Bridge Cricket Team at an event in the United Kingdom. In just three matches, he scored “297 runs at an average of 99 with a highest score of 171.”

In November 2014, he made his List A debut in the 2014-15 Vijay Hazare Trophy and made his first-class cricket debut a month later at the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, finishing as the 7th highest scorer in the Ranji Trohy that season.

Ahead of the 2015 Indian Premier League season, Iyer was bought for 2.6 crores (almost US$430,000) by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2015 IPL players auction. That figure represented great trust in an uncapped player.

Iyer had a great first season to repay his employers for their trust. In 14 matches, he scored 439 runs at an average of 33.76 and a strike rate of 128.36. He finished the season as the 9th most consistent player and took home the IPL Emerging Player of the Year award.

After six solid years starring for the Delhi Daredevils and taking them to their maiden IPL final which they eventually lost to the Mumbai Indians, he was auctioned to the Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹ 12.25 crores during the 2022 IPL auction.

On the international stage with the Indian national team, where he plays across all formats, Iyer won the 2023 Pakistan-Sri Lanka ACC Asia Cup and also finished as runner-up in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted in India.

Shreyas Iyer’s Age, Height and Weight

On 6 December 1994, Shreyas Iyer was born. Currently, he is 29 years old (as of 2023). He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.78m) and weighs in at 65 kilograms (143 lbs).

Shreyas Iyer’s Nationality and Ethnicity

Shreyas Iyer was born and raised in Bombay (present-day Mumbai), Maharashtra, India by a Tamilian father and a Tuluva mother. He is an Indian national and one who traces his ancestry from Thrissur, Kerala. Thus, he is of Thrissur ethnicity.

What is Shreyas Iyer’s Profession?

Shreyas Iyer is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He also represents the senior national team across all formats.

Which Position does Shreyas Iyer play?

Shreyas Iyer plays as a Top-order batter, using his right-arm leg break bowling skills all through his game.

Which Teams has Shreyas Iyer played for?

In his career so far, the 29-year old cricketer Shreyas Iyer has played for Delhi Capitals (2015-2021) and Kolkata Knight Riders (2022 to present). In domestic cricket, he plays for Mumbai.

Shreyas Iyer’s Parents

Shreyas Iyer’s parents are Santosh Iyer (father) and Rohini Iyer (mother). His father, a businessman hails from Tamil, Kerala and his mother, a Tulu from Mangalore. He traces his ancestry from Thrissur, Kerala.

Shreyas Iyer Parents

Shreyas Iyer Siblings

Does Shreyas Iyer have Siblings? Shreyas Iyer is the eldest of two children birthed to his parents. His younger sister is Shresta Iyer.

Shreyas Iyer Wife

Who is Shreyas Iyer married to? Shreyas Iyer is not married yet. However, there has been rumors in the space which has named two ladies he could possibly be dating (none of whom he has come out to agree or disagree). As per one speculation, he is in a relationship with Trisha Kulkami and the other says he is dating Nikita Shiv. We’ll provide updates to this effect as soon as he makes any official.

Shreyas Iyer Children

Does Shreyas Iyer have Children? At this present day, Shreyas Iyer does not have any children to his name. He is yet to start a family and looks to have his mind and head all in his career and becoming better day after day at this time.

Shreyas Iyer Net Worth

According to source, Indian international cricketer Shreyas Iyer has an estimated net worth approximately US$7 million (around INR 58 crore) as of 2024. The right-handed batter earns his worth primarily from his BCCI and IPL contracts, while brand endorsement and sponsorship deals add up.

Source: Ngnews247.com

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