Shreyas Iyer Edges Out KL Rahul In Rope Challenge Ahead Of 2nd T20I



Author 2019-11-07 15:33:00


As India host Bangladesh, the BCCI posted a fun video on its website on November 6. The video, which captures a Team India gym session, ends with the twist as Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul compete with each other to see who can make more waves on the battle ropes. The video shows Shreyas Iyer edging out KL Rahul and winning the rope challenge in the end.

A hardworking team ahead of the second T20I

The video showed the boys in good spirits as they trained ahead of the second T20I against Bangladesh which will be played on November 7 in Rajkot. The rope challenge came at the end of the video when KL Rahul went up against Shreyas Iyer to see who could make more waves in a time period of 30 seconds. Rahul managed to do the repetition 45 times, while Iyer managed to go past Rahul and do the repetition 50 times. The video ended with Nick Webb, Strength and Conditioning Coach, raising Iyer's arm in a very WWE-esque fashion as the players celebrated.

Will India script a comeback?

The first T20 at Delhi made headlines for more reasons than one. For starters, the polluted weather reportedly made two Bangladesh players vomit. Other than that, the match also saw Bangladesh defeat India in a T20 International for the first time after being led by Mushfiqur Rahim's valiant batting effort. Both, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul, delivered ordinary performances in the first match as they scored 22 and 15, respectively. India managed 148 in their innings which was chased down by Bangladesh in 19.3 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten 60 and took home the Player-of-the-match award.


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