Rising star Iyer joins IMG Reliance’s Indian cricket roster

Virat Kohli (L) and Shreyas Iyer (R) of India with the winner's trophy after the third ODI against the West Indies on August 14, 2019 (by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

The IMG Reliance agency has added another Indian cricket star to its ranks with the signing of batsman Shreyas Iyer.

IMG Reliance will handle the 24-year-old’s commercial interests, brand building and management along with other off-field engagements. Iyer joins established India stars Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and the Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – in IMG Reliance’s portfolio.

Iyer played an integral role in helping India seal the recently concluded one day international (ODI) series versus West Indies in the Caribbean. In total he has played in nine ODIs and eight Twenty20 games for India to date, but is yet to make the Test team. Iyer is also a key player for his Indian Premier League franchise, Delhi Capitals.

Nikhil Bardia, head of sales at IMG Reliance, said: “He is a strong competitor on the pitch and stands out as an ambitious and confident individual off it. He represents young India with his fearless attitude coupled with the combination of confidence and humility.

“One of the brightest prospects in Indian cricket with a rapidly increasing fan base, Shreyas promises to be a strong pillar in the Indian batting line-up and we are happy to partner with him in his journey.”