Indian batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav has lived up to his reputation in his brief international outings so far. Suryakumar Yadav finally got the chance to wear the national colors earlier this year against England at home in the T20I five-game series. While the 31-year-old is a number three batsman, he played a finisher role in his debut at ODI and is happy to hit where management asks him to.
Suryakumar Yadav has scored a prolific number of races in the national circuit and IPL, mainly at batting in the middle order. The right-handed batsman started his international career with a six and did a cap-and-sword fifty to script a narrow victory for India. But Yadav played the role of finisher against Sri Lanka in his first ODI appearance, scoring a nice 31 on 20 balls. This helped India chase 263 with 80 bullets and seven wickets to spare.
Suryakumar Yadav has revealed that he fully enjoys the role of finisher, as he has done for the past two years. The 31-year-old said he was hitting the way he does in the net and the passion for the game kept him going. Yadav recalled that his father told him not to be discouraged and expressed his disappointment that his family could not watch him play.
“I completely enjoyed (playing the role of a finisher). I’ve been doing the same for the past two years, and looked like I was batting like I do in the nets. I think the passion for this game kept me going. My dad kept telling me to be patient and the opportunity would present itself. It was moving to receive this cap, but disappointed that the family was not there because of the covid situation ”, Yadav said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
I also played bowling and am ready if the captain asks me: Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav further said he was ready to play if the captain asked him to and he hit in every possible position. Therefore, the right handed batsman is comfortable hitting where team management needs it.
“I also played bowling and I’m ready if the captain asks me. I hit every possible batting position and played third in the T20s. But I’m ready to strike wherever the team management wants me to do ”, he added.
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