‘I didn’t complete my training as I was disappointed’ – Suryakumar Yadav after not being picked for Australia tour
In the 2020 IPL, Yadav hammered 480 runs at an average and strike-rate of 40 and 145.01 respectively.
Updated - Nov 21, 2020 11:59 am
Suryakumar Yadav, the young Indian cricketer, was a tad disappointed after he wasn’t included for the tour of Australia, though he wasn’t surprised by the decision. Surya played a massive hand in Mumbai Indians (MI) winning their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in eight years. Though he got out cheaply in the final, he was one of their standout batters in the tournament.
Over the last three seasons, Yadav has been performing for the Rohit Sharma-led side. Moreover, he has also shown his mettle in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Having scored nearly 3,500 runs in the shorter format after making his debut way back in 2010, Yadav was unhappy.
“I was not surprised, but I was a little disappointed at not being picked in the Indian team for the tour to Australia as I felt I was batting well and was also scoring the runs the team required from me,” Yadav was quoted as saying in Sports Tak.
I remember I was training in the gym, says Suryakumar Yadav
The IPL was considered as a benchmark for the picking the national T20 squad since Varun Chakravarthy and T Natarajan got maiden call-ups. After not getting selected, Yadav was dejected to the extent that he didn’t even complete his training session in the gym.
“At the time, I remember I was training in the gym because it was an off-day. So, I had thought that it would be better to have a training session so that I could divert my mind as well as I knew that the team was going to be announced that day,” he stated.
“So, I didn’t want to disturb myself too much by going on thinking about that. So, I was in the gym and frankly speaking when the team came my gym was not completed as well, so I didn’t complete my training as I was disappointed,” Suryakumar added.
In the 2020 IPL, Yadav hammered 480 runs at an average and strike-rate of 40 and 145.01 respectively to go with four half-centuries. His top score of an unbeaten 79 came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi back in October.