Luck finally eludes Shreyas Iyer! KKR skipper loses toss against RR despite kissing coin before flipping | Cricket News – Times of India

Luck finally eludes Shreyas Iyer! KKR skipper loses toss against RR despite kissing coin before flipping | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas IyerDuring the pre-toss ritual of kissing the coin, he was unlucky IPL 2024 against Rajasthan Royals at the iconic Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Despite his superstitious habit, Iyer found himself on the losing side of the coin toss.
This was the third time that Iyer had done an unusual toss in this IPL. Before today’s match, his unique strategy had already yielded positive results on two occasions. Winning the toss and electing to field first, Iyer’s team secured victories on both previous occasions.
Tosser and former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrikar Iyer was quick to notice this action and jokingly commented, “I saw him kiss the coin before he flipped it and still lost,” he said while asking the RR skipper. Sanju SamsonDecision after winning the toss.

“We’d like to bowl first. Maybe it’s better to chase it. Excited to be back at Eden Gardens, great atmosphere in the stadium. Jose and Ash are available for this game, so they’re coming back. ” Samson said after winning the toss.
Iyer said that if we had won the toss, he would have bowled first.
“Based on the last game, likes to bowl based on how the ball spins. Whenever he (Narain) comes in, it’s hard to read him and he has that poker face, we want him to do that. He said that we are playing in the same team.
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Rajasthan Royals currently lead the IPL standings with 10 points and a net run rate of +0.767. They have won five matches and lost one.
Meanwhile, KKR have played five games this season, winning four and losing one. According to RR’s official website, KKR are second in the IPL standings with eight points and an NRR of +1.688.

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