Venkatesh Iyer reveals why he has kept Rajinikanth's Kaala character photo as WhatsApp DP
It would not be an understatement to say that 2021 was the year of Venkatesh Iyer. The Madhya Pradesh all-rounder made his Indian Premier League debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders and reached the IPL Final in his first-ever season.
Soon after, the BCCI named him as a net bowler for the Indian cricket team for the T20 World Cup 2021 which took place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Midway through the T20 World Cup, the selectors asked Venkatesh Iyer to come back to India.
The reason behind his early return was that the 2021-22 domestic cricket season was going to begin soon. The selectors wished to give Venkatesh Iyer some game time before selecting him in the squad for the New Zealand T20I series at home.
Iyer made his T20I debut against the New Zealand cricket team at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. He scored a four on the first ball that he faced. During the same series, Venkatesh also picked up his maiden international wicket.
Now, he is soon going to board a flight to South Africa as the BCCI have named him in the ODI squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup Super League series against the South African cricket team. The chances of Venkatesh Iyer making his ODI debut soon are very high.
Venkatesh Iyer has Rajnikanth’s photo on his WhatsApp DP
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messenger applications in the world. The DP is the photo which a user can set for his profile. Others can view it when viewing his or her profile and also chatting to that person online. When IANS asked him the reason why Venkatesh Iyer had Rajnikanth’s photo of his Kaala character, the star Indian all-rounder replied:
“Oh, I am a big fan of Rajini sir."