Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav is turning out to be one of the brightest prospects in the game of cricket. The flamboyant right-handed batsman has been making waves in the Indian Premier League.
Despite giving absolutely everything in the cash-rich IPL, the Indian selectors didn’t open the door for him. The Indian national selectors didn’t pick Suryakumar Yadav for India’s tour of Australia.
Suryakumar Yadav is the second-leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Quinton de Kock is the top-scorer for MI with 392 runs from 12 games this season.
The 30-year-old has scored 362 runs from 12 games at an average of 40.22. He is also the eleventh highest-run scorer in this season’s IPL in the United Arab Emirates. The right-handed batsman hit three fifties to his name.
Rohit Sharma’s old tweet goes viral
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Team India squads for Australia tour on Monday evening. Despite scoring more runs in the domestic circuit, the selectors snubbed Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar Yadav came up with an emotional message after being ignored by the Indian selectors. “I should enjoy my cricket more, keep scoring runs, keep winning games. That will help me more to push the door and play for India,” he said.
“My father always checks all the websites any time an India A team is announced. He calls me as soon as he sees it, and tells me ‘your name is not there’. I tell him ‘that’s not a problem’. The most important thing I feel is that you have to score so much that you force them to pick you,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s old tweet on Suryakumar Yadav is going viral on social media. “Just got done with BCCI awards here in Chennai.. some cricketers coming up.. Suryakumar Yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!,” Rohit Sharma wrote on Twitter in 2011.
Suryakumar Yadav – Player of the Match
The 30-year-old right-handed batsman stole the spotlight during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. Suryakumar Yadav top-scored for Mumbai Indians with 79 off 43 balls (10 fours, 3 sixes).
Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium with 5 balls to spare. Earlier, RCB posted 164/6 in 20 overs. Devdutt Padikkal scored 74 off 45 with the help of 12 fours and a six.
Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai Indians. The right-arm fast bowler registered 3/14 in his quota of four overs. Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar and Kieron Pollard picked one wicket each respectively.