India's swashbuckling batsman Shreyas Iyer has been in solid form in the ongoing T20I series against England. He rescued Team India in the series opener and avoided a dramatic collapse. Batting at number five, Iyer scored 67 runs off 48 balls, including 8 fours and 1 six to take India to 124 in 20 overs. However, he didn't get much support from the other end and India conceded a 8-wicket victory to England. Read more - Fan apologises Harsha Bhogle after abusing him on Twitter; Bhogle responds
Highly active on social media, Shreyas Iyer shared a picture in which he was seen reading a book on the eve of third T20I against England. Wearing a light blue jersey, Iyer captioned the post: "You know what I'm focused on."
In reply, India's fielding coach R Sridhar, who shares a great camaradeire with Shreyas, commented, "Mafia." Joining him in commenting the same was Yuzvendra Chahal's wife and famous YouTuber Dhanashree Verma, who also replied 'Mafia'.
In February, Mayank Agarwal had shared a picture where Team India members were seen playing some sort of game with their eyes closed. He had captioned the pic 'The Mafia Gang'. While the reason behind commenting 'Mafia' is still unknown, it is understood that this weird game is the reason behind the comment.
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The 26-year-old batsman also shares a great friendship with Dhanashree Verma and both of them were seen shaking a leg earlier this year. While Dhanashree owns her Dance Company, Shreyas is also a genius when it comes to dancing.
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer had shared a short video clip on Instagram, where he was seen dancing with Dhanashree. His India team-mate Hardik Pandya and fielding coach Sridhar were impressed by his performance and both had applauded him. While Hardik had written 'Too Cool' in the comments, Sridhar revealed that he watched the video on loop.
India will clash with England in the crucial third T20I on Tuesday, March 16. However, owing to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state of Gujarat, the BCCI, in consultation with the GCA, has decided to play the reminder of the series behind closed doors.