<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Shreyas-Iyer.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-730175" alt="Shreyas-Iyer" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Shreyas-Iyer.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>Indian batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shreyas-iyer/">Shreyas Iyer</a> has revealed that veteran wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a> advised him to stay away from all sorts of media platforms in order to stay focused. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking during a talk show, Shreyas revealed the advices he has received from his dear ones after entering the media frenzy world of cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"After I joined the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni advised me that I need to avoid reading the newspapers and should try to stay away from social media as much as possible," the 23-year-old right-hander from Mumbai said. <p></p> <p></p>"Social media has become a big part of our lives and I try to manage it well but it's the criticism that motivates me and keeps me going." <p></p> <p></p>Adding further on how he handled the attention he receives from his fans, Shreyas recalled how a girl's behaviour, whom he knew from before, changed after the news on him being picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction was out. <p></p> <p></p>He shared: "Soon after the auction news was out, this girl whom I knew started messaging me. On confronting her as to why she is desperately trying to reach out, I got to know that she was doing so because she was happy for me. <p></p> <p></p>"That's when I understood that rather than getting to know me, she was behind the money."