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IPL 2024: Iyer created history as soon as he took KKR to the final, broke Dhoni-Rohit’s great record

Shreyas Iyer Kkr Final AfoIPL 2024, KKR vs SRH: The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team has made a bang entry in the final of IPL 2024. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 8 wickets in the Qualifier-1 match played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Shreyas Iyer has created history as captain by taking the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team to the final. Shreyas Iyer has broken the record of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. 

Iyer created history as he took KKR to the finals

Shreyas Iyer has become the first captain in the history of IPL to take two teams to the finals. Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals to the finals in IPL 2020 under his captaincy. Shreyas Iyer has repeated his same success in IPL 2024, but this time he has led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the finals. Shreyas Iyer is the only captain in the history of IPL who has led more than one team to the finals. 

Iyer left Dhoni and Rohit behind 

Shreyas Iyer has also left behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in this matter. Even though Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are far away from this record, these two giants rule the roost in IPL. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made Chennai Super Kings IPL champion 5 times. At the same time, Rohit Sharma has also made Mumbai Indians win the IPL trophy five times. Let us tell you that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will now directly play the final match of IPL against the winner of Qualifier-2 in Chennai on 26 May.  

Chance to win the third IPL trophy

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) once again have a chance to win their third IPL trophy after 2012 and 2014. After a brilliant performance by the bowlers led by Mitchell Starc (three wickets for 34 runs), Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets with 38 balls to spare with aggressive innings of captain Shreyas Iyer (58 not out off 24 balls) and Venkatesh Iyer (51 not out off 28 balls) to secure their place in the final. After bundling out Sunrisers’ innings for 159 runs, KKR scored 164 runs for two wickets in just 13.4 overs to book their fourth final ticket in this league.