Santosh Iyer is one such father, who understood that his 16-year-previous son Shreyas wanted counselling greater than scolding as he felt susceptible due to a dangerous patch throughout his junior days.
In Cricbuzz’s newest present ‘Spicy Pitch’, Iyer senior recalled how his son, now a common quantity 4 batsman in India’s white ball groups, went by powerful occasions.
“When Shreyas was 4 years old, we played cricket in the house with a plastic ball. Even then, he was middling the ball in a manner that convinced me that the boy had real talent. So, we did everything in our power to make sure he can fulfil his potential,” Santosh mentioned.
It was throughout his Mumbai U-16 days that Iyer’s efficiency dipped and one coach attributed it to lack of focus which apprehensive the daddy.
“When one coach told me that your son has talent, but he has lost focus along the way, I got a little worried. I thought he has either fallen in love or got mixed up in the wrong crowd (keeping bad company)!”
It was good eight or 9 years again when psychological well being was not given a lot significance.
During these phases, the conventional intuition for any father or mother is to admonish their youngsters however Iyer determined to take his son to a sports psychologist.
“Eventually, I was told that there was nothing to worry. Like most other cricketers, Shreyas was simply going through a rough patch. And sure enough, he soon recovered his form and has never looked back.”
Iyer has scored 748 runs in 18 ODIs with a mean shut to 50 with 100 and eight half-centuries. In 22 T20Is, he has 417 runs at a mean of 27 plus and a strike price of 129.50.