All-rounders in Indian cricket are a rare commodity and the newest entrant to the club, Venkatesh Iyer, knows only too well that he has to keep his focus on both aspects of the game in order to remain relevant.

The 26-year-old Madhya Pradesh man has been rewarded with a first call-up for the T20 International home series against New Zealand starting November 17 and knows that going forward, workload management would be an important focus area for him.

“My workload management has been good so far. I am an all-rounder so I have to be equally focussed on both aspects of the game. That’s what I have been doing right from my age-group state level days. It’s so far not been a very big issue,” the suave Kolkata Kight Riders man tod PTI in an exclusive interaction.

For Iyer the endeavour is to display multiple skills across formats.

“I have always worked hard on my red ball game and it has been my conscious effort not be one dimensional.

“If you have to play for India, you have to be consistent across formats and that’s why I have put in a lot of work in both departments of the game.

“As much as I have worked on my batting, I have also…

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