Venkatesh Iyer had an optimistic approach throughout his lows and continued to have big dreams, despite his "freakish" injury. He retained his strength both physically and mentally. Last season, he wanted to be the second player for KKR to hit a century. Finally, he scored a splendid century, which made him only the second player after Brendon McCullum to hit a century. McCullum scored a century in the first match of the IPL 15 years ago.