Suryakumar Yadav has been in a purple patch of form ever since he made his India debut. The silken batter has earned the title of being ” India’s 360-degree player” the batter has shown that he can play shots all around the wicket and that he can manipulate the field according to his will.
He has managed to play a few matches for India in recent times and has managed to seal his place in both ODI and T20I sides. He was showing his brilliant form recently when he smashed an amazing hundred against England but to his disappointment. Team India had ended up on the losing side
Surya batted decently in the second ODI against England, scoring 27 runs off 29 deliveries, but in totality, India’s batting collapsed in a heap in a tricky run chase and went on to lose the match by 100 runs which was a crushing defeat to the side.
Suryakumar Yadav recently spoke about his game in shorter formats. He stated that he gives prime importance to playing his natural game, irrespective of the format. He also emphasized the importance of rotation of strikes in the One-Day Internationals and also felt that the rules make it important for the batters to keep on playing positive shots with a good intent so that it helps the team to get to good totals or chase them down as the case may be.
“My mindset is the same in ODIs, I try to bat similar to how I do in T20. Playing the natural game is important and there is an advantage in one day that five fielders are inside the circle so the intent is always to score runs. Even if the wickets are falling I try to keep the scoreboard ticking,” Suryakumar said in the press conference,” Surya said in the press conference ahead of the third ODI against England.
Surya was gutted because he could not win the match for India despite him batting so well.
“It is a good motivation, obviously I was happy and there was an opportunity to make the team win. It feels nice that people expect from me. I got motivation from that to perform for the team, win the match,” he added.