IPL 2021: MI’s Suryakumar Yadav spills the beans on Rohit Sharma’s character on and off the field
Suryakumar has been playing under Rohit's leadership since the 2018 edition of the IPL.
Updated - Apr 9, 2021 9:22 am
Suryakumar Yadav, the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) batsman, has heaped praises on his Indian Premier League (IPL) skipper Rohit Sharma. Suryakumar has been a part of the Mumbai-based franchise since 2018 and has flourished both as an opener and in the middle order. On the back of last season’s performance, Yadav also made his way into the Indian team in the T20Is against England.
On Rohit, Suryakumar stated that having won five IPL titles in the last eight years, the Nagpur-born has lived to the expectations. Last year, MI defended their title successfully after beating the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Rohit Sharma is a very fun guy to be around: Suryakumar Yadav
“I think he has been doing an amazing job and having 5 titles with Mumbai Indians is a proof of that. The result is in front of everyone,” Suryakumar was quoted as saying to Sports Today.
Yadav also stated that while Rohit is jolly in nature, on the field, there’s no lack of dedication on the latter’s part. Surya said that the MI skipper shares his knowledge with his teammates, a quality that makes him stand out.
“Off the field, he is very different, he is a very fun guy to be around. On the field, everyone has seen how he handles the situation and how he is there for everyone but off the field, I think he is the most perfect guy to be around, he jokes around and even there he has a lot of knowledge to share to every cricketer out here. This is a very good point about him which makes him different,” he stated.
As far as Surya is concerned, he was on top of his game last season. In 16 matches, the right-hander scored 480 runs at an average and strike rate of 40 and 145.01 respectively. His top score of an unbeaten 79 came against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Rohit, on the other hand, missed a few games, but he made up for them, scoring 332 runs from 12 games. MI’s opening game in IPL 2021 is against Virat Kohli’s RCB on April 9 in Chennai.