Suryakumar Yadav teases a Test debut after a sensational run in T20Is
Suryakumar Yadav, India’s swashbuckling middle-order hitter, was India’s guiding light against New Zealand in the second T20I of the series at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval. When the other Indian hitters were trying to time the ball, Yadav once again showed his class. After coming third in the T20 World Cup in Australia, the 32-year-old has now established his dominance in New Zealand with his second T20I century.
Yadav scored 111 runs off 51 deliveries, hitting bowlers all around the field with a strike rate of 217.65. His century helped India score 191 runs, allowing the Men in Blue to win the match by 65 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the T20I series.
Even if Suryakumar Yadav’s status in white-ball cricket is more or less specific, his Test career remains uncertain. He’s been called up a few times before but has yet to win a Test cap, something he anxiously awaits. On the other hand, the colourful batter remains upbeat and feels that the day is only around the corner.
“Aa raha hain, woh (Test selection) bhi aa raha hain (coming, that is also coming),” Yadav remarked after the second T20I to the press.
“When we start playing cricket we start with red ball and I have also played first-class cricket for my Mumbai team… it was quite okay, so I have a fair idea about the Test format and I enjoy playing that format also. Hopefully, I will get the Test cap soon,” the cricketer added.
There was some disappointment at the time: SKY discusses his selection in Indian cricket.
Suryakumar Yadav has been overlooked by the selection panel despite consistently succeeding in white-ball cricket. However, he ultimately received his first cap, and the Mumbai-born batsman hasn’t looked back since. He is now the top-ranked T20I hitter and is quickly becoming the poster boy for Indian cricket. On Sunday, November 20, he spoke up about his history and expressed frustration about not getting more opportunities with the national team.
“I always keep going back to my past. When I am in the room, or travelling with my wife, we keep talking how the situation was two-three years ago. What is the situation now, what has changed now from then, we keep discussing that time. Obviously, there was a bit of frustration that time but we always tried to see if there was something positive I could take out of that phase. How could I become a better cricketer, how to go one step ahead,” the 32-year-old said.