Shreyas Iyer Biography 2024: Career, Net Worth, News, Education And Family

Shreyas Iyer Biography Born on December 6, 1994, Shreyas Santosh Iyer is an Indian international cricket player who bats right-handed for the Indian cricket team. He has represented India in every format. Iyer became the first player from India to achieve a century in his debut test match against New Zealand in November 2021, and he also got a half-century in the second innings. Iyer captains Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and plays cricket for Mumbai in his native country. At the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he was a member of the Indian Under-19 cricket team. He was included in the India cricket squad for the 2023 World Cup.

Shreyas Iyer Biography

Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League are captained by Indian international cricketer Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer, who was born in Mumbai on December 6, 1994, is a vital member of the KKR team and one of India’s most aggressive batters at the moment. Although he has experience playing at several spots around the batting order, this right-handed batsman is most often utilised as a top-order batsman.

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He can occasionally cast a spell using the ball as well. He bowls with his right arm and leg break. Iyer, who is blessed with a 5 feet 11 inch frame, weighs about 65 kg. Iyer was previously signed by the Delhi Daredevils, who are now the Delhi Capitals, in 2015.

Shreyas Iyer Biography Summary

Full Name Shreyas Santosh Iyer
Date of Birth December 6, 1994
Age 28 Years
Nationality Indian
Birth Place Chembur, Mumbai
Height 5 ft 10 in
Current Team(s)
Kolkata Knight Riders
Indian Cricket Team
Role Batsman / Right hand Batsman
Batting Style Right hand Bat
Bowling Style Right arm Offbreak, Legbreak Googly
Debut November 1, 2017
Jersey No. 41
Family Santosh Iyer (Father), Rohini Iyer (Mother)

Shreyas Iyer IPL Profile

Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer competes in the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata team. Shreyas Iyer is thirty years old as of 2024. He was born on December 6, 1994. Mumbai-born Shreyas Iyer is a right-handed batsman. In 2015, he debuted in the IPL. In his 104 IPL games played thus far, Shreyas Iyer has amassed 2,833 runs at an average of 31.48. Along with smashing 19 half-centuries, he owns the highest IPL score of 96 runs. Throughout his IPL career, Shreyas Iyer has hit 103 sixes and 239 fours. For Rs 12.25 Cr, the Kolkata franchise won Shreyas Iyer’s services in the 2024 IPL Auction.

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Early years

On December 6, 1994, Shreyas Iyer was born in Chembur, Bombay (Mumbai). His mother Rohini Iyer is a Tuluva, and his father Santosh Iyer is from Tamilia. His lineage dates back to Kerala’s Thrissur. He received his education at Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai and Don Bosco High School in Matunga. Coach Pravin Amre noticed 18-year-old Iyer at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana. When he first started playing cricket, Amre trained him. Iyer was once compared to Virender Sehwag by his age group peers. As Iyer completed his studies at Podar College in Mumbai, he assisted his college team in winning several trophies.

Indian Premier League

For 2.6 crores (about $430,000), Iyer was signed by the Delhi Daredevils in February 2015 during the 2015 Indian Premier League players auction. Iyer rose to the top of the tournament’s earning uncapped players as a result. With a strike rate of 128.36 and an average of 33.76, Iyer amassed 439 runs in 14 matches, ranking him as the 2015 IPL’s Emerging Player and ninth most consistent player.

Iyer was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL Auction. He was named the Delhi Daredevils’ new captain on April 25, 2018, taking Gautam Gambhir’s place. At the age of 23 years and 142 days, he became the youngest captain in the history of the Indian Premier League to captain the Delhi Daredevils during their match against the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 27, 2018.

Domestic career

Iyer played cricket for Trent Bridge in 2014. He played three matches while on a tour to the UK, scoring 297 runs at an average of 99, with a career-high score of 171, setting a new team record. In November 2014, Iyer made his Mumbai List A debut while competing in the 2014–15 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In that competition, he scored 273 runs at an average of 54.60. In December 2014, Iyer debuted in first-class cricket as part of the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. In his first Ranji season, he amassed 809 runs at an average of 50.56, with two centuries and six fifties. He finished seventh in the Ranji Trophy rankings for 2014–15.

International Career

In advance of the fourth Test match against Australia in March 2017, Iyer was added to the Indian Test team as a replacement for Virat Kohli. In the fourth test, he was brought on as a replacement fielder and outwitted Steve O’Keefe for eight runs. Iyer was included in the Indian Twenty20 International (T20I) team for their series against New Zealand in October 2017.

On November 1, 2017, he made his India T20I debut against New Zealand, although he did not bat. Iyer was included in the India One Day International (ODI) team roster for their series against Sri Lanka in November 2017. On December 10, 2017, he played his first-ever ODI for India against Sri Lanka. In the Mohali 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka, he struck 88 from 70 balls.

Batting Statistics

IPL Season M R HS Avg S/R 100 50 4s 6s
2024 3 57 39* 28.50 154.05 0 0 2 4
2022 14 401 85 30.85 134.56 0 3 41 11
2021 8 175 47* 35.00 102.33 0 0 7 5
2020 17 519 88* 34.60 123.27 0 3 40 16
2019 16 463 67 30.86 119.94 0 3 41 14
2018 14 411 93* 37.36 132.58 0 4 29 21
2017 12 338 96 33.80 139.09 0 2 36 10
2016 6 30 19 5.00 69.76 0 0 2 1
2015 14 439 83 33.76 128.36 0 4 41 21
All IPL 104 2,833 96 31.48 125.86 0 19 239 103

Fielding Statistics

2024 3 3
2022 14 5
2021 8 6 0
2020 17 6 0
2019 16 8 0
2018 14 5 0
2017 12 3 0
2016 6 4 0
2015 14 2 0
All IPL 104 42 0

Bowling Statistics

IPL Season Mat Ov Runs Wkts Avg Eco Bst 4w
2024 3
2022 14 1 7 0 7.00 0/7 0
2021 8 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
2020 17 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
2019 16 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
2018 14 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
2017 12 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
2016 6 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
2015 14 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0
All IPL 104 1 7 0 7.00 0/7 0

Shreyas Iyer IPL Auction Price History

Year Price Team
2018 7.00 Cr Delhi
2019 7.00 Cr Delhi
2020 7.00 Cr Delhi
2021 7.00 Cr Delhi
2022 12.25 Cr Kolkata
2023 12.25 Cr Kolkata
2024 12.25 Cr Kolkata


Full Name Shreyas Santosh Iyer
Nickname(s) Shre, Young Viru
Profession Cricketer

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.) in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black


International Debut Test- On 25-29 November 2021 against New Zealand at Kanpur
ODI- On 10 December 2017 against Sri Lanka at Dharamshala
T20- On 1 November 2017 against New Zealand at Delhi
Jersey Number #41 (India)
#41 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Team Delhi Daredevils or Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians
Coach/Mentor Pravin Amre
Batting Style Right-handed
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Favourite Shot Cover Drive
Records (main ones) • In 2014, he played for the Trent Bridge Cricket Team during a trip to the UK, where he played 3 matches and scored 297 runs at an average of 99 with a top score of 171, which was a new team record.
• In 2015-2016 Ranji trophy season, he was the top scorer with 930 runs in 13 innings at an average of 71 with 3 hundreds and 4 fifties and a top score of 200.
• On 28 November 2021, on day 4 of the first test match between India and New Zealand at Kanpur, he became the first Indian to hit a century and fifty on his test debut.
Awards 2015: IPL Emerging Player of the Year award
2016: S V Rajadyaksha trophy for making the highest number of runs in Ranji Trophy, CEAT Cricket Rating Indian Domestic Cricketer of the year award
Career Turning Point His performance in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy after which Delhi Daredevils bought him at the 2015 IPL auction for a whooping ₹2.6 crore.

Personal Life

Date of Birth 6 December 1994 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 29 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Don Bosco High School, Mumbai
College/University R.A. Podar College, Mumbai
Religion Hinduism
Caste Brahmin
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Swimming, Watching and playing Football, Tennis, Golf

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Relationships & More

Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known


Wife/Spouse N/A
Parents Father- Santosh Iyer (Businessman)
Mother- Rohini Iyer
Siblings Brother- None
Sister- 1


Cricketer AB De Villiers
Tennis Player Roger Federer
Football Player(s) Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Food(s) Sambar, Rasam, Potato curry, Pappadum with rice, Pani Puri
Singer(s) Michael Jackson, Eminem, Lil Wayne
Music Band Linkin Park
Actresses Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Deepika Padukone
Song “Tera Hone Laga Hoon” from the film ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’
TV Show Tom & Jerry
Car Ferrari
Restaurant Bombay West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK

Style Quotient

Cars Collection • Hyundai i20
• Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG SUV

Money Factor

Salary (approx.) IPL 11 and 12- ₹7 crore (as in 2018 and 2019)

Shreyas Iyer Net Worth

Mr. Shreyas Iyer has an estimated net worth of $9 million, or 70 crores rupees in Indian currency. His earnings from the BCCI, his IPL contracts, and his personal ventures have contributed to this enormous sum.

Name Shreyas Iyer
Net Worth (2024) $9 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees 70 Crore INR
Profession Cricketer
Monthly Income $90,000 +
Yearly Income $1 Million +
Current teams India national cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders (Batter), West Zone cricket team (Batter)
Batting Right-handed
Last Updated 2024

Shreyas Iyer IPL Salary

Year Team Salary
2023 KKR ₹ 122,500,000
2022 KKR ₹ 12.25 Crore
2021 Delhi Capitals ₹ 70,000,000
2020   (Retain) Delhi Capitals ₹ 70,000,000
2019   (Retain) Delhi Capitals ₹ 70,000,000
2018 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 70,000,000
2017 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 26,000,000
2016 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 26,000,000
2015 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 26,000,000
Total ₹ 603,000,000

Shreyas Iyer Assets:

House: Shreyas Iyer owns a luxury designer house in Mumbai India. Also, Shreyas Iyer owns multiple real estate properties across the country.

Cars: The Car collection of Shreyas Iyer is quite Small. Shreyas Iyer owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. Shreyas Iyer’s collection of cars includes an Audi and an SUV.

Average Earning and Remuneration

Estimated Net Worth Rs. 70 Crore INR
Annual Income Rs. 12.25 Crore INR
IPL Fees Rs. 12.25 Crore INR
Luxury Cars Rs. 1.5-2 Crore INR
Brand endorsement fee Rs. 1 Crore INR

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Shreyas Iyer’s journey is a testament to hard work, talent, and dedication. From his early days to becoming a prominent figure in the cricket world, his story is one of inspiration and perseverance. Exploring his career, net worth, news updates, education, and family background provides a comprehensive view of the person behind the player. As fans and admirers of Shreyas Iyer, delving into his biography allows us to appreciate the challenges he has overcome and the successes he has achieved. His story serves as a reminder that with passion and determination, one can reach great heights.

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