Mumbai Indians talented batsman Suryakumar Yadav was one of the top scorers in the thirteenth edition of the IPL. The flamboyant cricketer impressed everyone with his wide range of shots. Rightly so, he became everyone’s favorite cricketer.
Surya aggregated a sum of 480 runs in 15 innings at an average of 40. The right-handed batsman scored four fifties to his name. In the process, he became the third-highest run-scorer for Mumbai Indians this season.
Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock were the leading run-scorers for MI this season. Kishan scored 516 runs whereas de Kock scored 503 runs. Overall, Suryakumar was the seventh leading run-scorer of this season’s IPL.
Surya has been targeting a spot in the senior team for quite a long time. Even after delivering good performances in the domestic and in IPL, the selectors didn’t pick him for the Australia tour.
Seniors urge Suryakumar Yadav to be patient
BCCI announced Team India squads for the Australia tour during the Indian Premier League. At that time, Mumbai Indians’ players were sitting in the dressing room. Surya was upset after being overlooked by the selectors.
Not a long ago, Team India chief coach Ravi Shastri lauded Suryakumar Yadav for his batting. Shastri clarified that Surya could not break into the squad since the unit already has top-quality players in their ranks.
The coach urged the right-handed batsman to be patient. Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly hailed Surya as a ‘fantastic batsman’. The former Indian cricketer told the ‘time will come’ for Surya.
A day ago, Mumbai Indians captain told ‘SKY’ is heading in the right direction. Rohit also further added that Surya will soon earn a maiden India call-up. Rohit said time will surely come for Surya since there will be a lot of matches to be played.
Sachin Tendulkar has a special message for Surya:
The batting maestro has been closely following Mumbai Indians in the just-concluded IPL. The former Mumbai Indians cricketer had showered praise on Suryakumar for his batting. The legend encouraged the 30-year-old cricketer to keep playing well.
Sachin said ‘SKY’ should keep performing well and win matches in domestic and IPL. If he sticks to his game, he is not far away from representing the Indian national cricket team. Sachin’s powerful message must have boosted Surya’s morale.
“If you are honest and sincere to the game, the game will look after you. This might well be your final hurdle. Your dream of playing for India is around the corner. Stay focused and surrender yourself to cricket.
I know you are not one of those who will be disheartened and give it up. Keep going on and give us many more reasons to celebrate,” former Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was quoted by The Indian Express.