Shreyas Iyer is the man of the moment in Indian cricket as his efforts with the bat have put India in a commanding position at the end of the fourth day's play in the 1st Test against New Zealand. Things were not all rosy for the hosts through the course of the day as the balanced swung in favour of both teams. After the Indian bowlers helped their team take a crucial first innings lead, the top order failed to fire as Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson reduced India to 51/5 before Shreyas started a rescue act in the company of Ravichandran Ashwin (32) and Wriddhiman Saha (61*).
Shreyas, who had slammed a century on debut in the first innings, showed nerves of steel and the temperament of a seasoned batter as he stitched together two important partnerships to get India to a strong position. He was dismissed for 65 but Saha carried on the good work along with Axar Patel (28*) as India eventually declared the second innings on 234/7, setting the Blackcaps a target of 284 runs to win the match.
Speaking about the discussion with Rahul Dravid on the fourth day, Shreyas revealed what the head coach told him to do.