IPL: Suryakumar Yadav reacts to the reports of four player retentions for IPL 2022

Suryakumar said that one cannot really think about what is going on back home.

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The alternative Indian team is currently on the Sri Lanka tour to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against the hosts. This series is thus likely to be the only shorter format series to be played by India ahead of the T20 World Cup. Ahead of the much-awaited series, there came the reports of the IPL 2022 mega auction and the news has currently grabbed the attention of the people. Reportedly, BCCI is planning to bring in a new rule for every IPL team to retain a total of four players instead of three for the mega auction.

In the pre-tour press conference, Suryakumar Yadav was asked about the retention policy of the auction. Answering it he said that the team got to hear about the news and aren’t yet sure about its relevance yet. Suryakumar also echoed his sentiments on what it means to play for the country. He further went on to add that the players are focused and are all gearing up for the upcoming series.

He emphasized the importance of looking at what is in store for the team in the series. Putting up the same thought Suryakumar said that one cannot really think about what is going on back home.

“Not really. I think this news came yesterday. We are still trying to find out if it’s true or no. But yeah when you play for India the emotion is completely different. I think when you play for India, you don’t think about anything else. You are representing your country..the feeling is completely different so, at that time, you can’t think about what’s happening back home. So everyone is really focused and raring to go,” Suryakumar said.

Suryakumar Yadav’s stint with the Mumbai Indians

For the last few years, Suryakumar Yadav has been a vital cog in the Mumbai Indians team. He has often held the fort for the team in the middle-orders guiding them to victory with his belligerent display with the bat. Now with the retention policy that has allowed four players to be retained, it is a question whether Suryakumar goes ahead of some of the other key names.

It is pretty obvious that skipper Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah would make it to the list. However, with the Pandya brothers and Ishan Kishan too being the important parts of the side, it would be intriguing to watch how the five-time winners shape their team this time around.