Current Team India selector’s old comment goes viral after Suryakumar Yadav’s selection for England T20Is
On Saturday, February 20, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the squad.
Updated - Feb 21, 2021 9:01 am
Suryakumar Yadav has been knocking on the doors of the Indian selectors for quite some time. Despite scoring heavily at the domestic circuit, he wasn’t able to make the Indian squads. He was one of the star performers for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between September and November.
In the meantime, the 30-year-old has made the cut for India’s T20Is against England, scheduled to get underway on Friday, March 12 at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. On Saturday, February 20, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the squad.
After Surya’s selection, one of India’s current selectors’ comments on a Facebook page is doing the rounds. Former Indian pacer Abey Kuruvilla, who joined the national administrative system, last December, dropped the comment. He commented and wrote, “Sky ka time aayega (Sky’s time will come)”
India squad for T20Is against England
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.
Suryakumar Yadav’s agony after not being picked for the Australia tour
From the second week of November 2020 until the third week of January 2021, India played a full-fledged series in Australia. It consisted of three ODIs, as many T20Is, and four Tests. Suryakumar wasn’t picked for any format on the tour and he had explained how disappointed he was.
“Frankly, I was expecting to be selected this time. I was a bit disappointed when I found my name missing. I couldn’t even train that day and it was difficult to take my mind off from that dejection. Even Rohit (Sharma) asked me if I was disappointed and I told him I was,” Suryakumar had told.
“But never mind. I will wait for my chances. There is a lot of time to show my cricket abilities and make my case stronger for a national call-up. I hope I can score big in domestic games and then do well in the next IPL to catch the attention of the selectors,” he added.