Suryakumar Yadav has become one of the national stars after the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The 30-year-old Mumbai batsman, who is still deprived of a spot in India, has been in the news throughout the IPL not only for his batting form but for a few other reasons as well.
One was the famous kick with Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli. Yadav played this game exceptionally by separating attack from RCB bowling. At the end of an over, Kohli started walking towards the crease as Suryakumar stood with a straight expression looking at the RCB skipper. The two continued to look at each other before the Mumbai batsman moved away to change the strike.
Speaking about the incident, Suryakumar Yadav said it was instinctive on the part of the two, they both wanted to win and he didn’t expect it to get so big. Speaking to Sports Tak, Yadav said: “I saw him so energetic in every game. It wasn’t like he was like that in the game against MI. Even when he is playing for India or even in franchise cricket and against any team, he’s aggressive and his energy is always there. It was an important game for them (RCB) too.
After the game he was back to normal, he said – “Nice play, good job”. “
Yadav went undefeated and made up his mind at home. However, this round follows his non-selection in the Indian teams for the Australian series.
‘Left training, I didn’t want to eat that night’
Surya said he was disappointed that he was not selected for the Indian team for the series against Australia as he was hitting well and scoring points. He added that not only in IPL he has scored points consistently in white ball cricket over the past 2 years.
In the last 3 seasons of the IPL with the Mumbai Indians, Yadav has scored 1416 points in 46 games with an average of 36.4.
“I expected to get that call. When I didn’t get the call I was a little disappointed but the show has to go on so I tried not to think about it too much,” Surya said on Sports Tak.
Surya said he is training in the gym as they have a day off on selection day. He said he wanted to distract his attention and didn’t want to think about the selection, but couldn’t even complete his training when the squad was announced.
“I was trying to think then if there was a particular place where I could have played in the Indian team and all that. I didn’t feel like having dinner that night, didn’t talk much with anyone and mostly stayed for myself. ”