It is just mind-blowing to think that Suryakumar Yadav has not represented his country: Tom Moody
Surya impressed Tom Moody with his sheer class and fluency.
Updated - Nov 12, 2020 2:59 pm
The Indian Premier League has always been about getting in touch with some of the best young talents across the country, and this year was no different. Uncapped players always make it a point to put their best foot forward in IPL as it serves as a big stepping stone in their career. IPL 2020 saw many uncapped players giving their best for the team in times of requirement in form of Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tewatia, and T Natarajan.
Usually, there are youngsters in the uncapped category, but there are exceptions in every case. In this reference, there has been one uncapped player who didn’t only wreak havoc this year, but in the previous two seasons of IPL too. Mumbai’s Suryakumar Yadav has shown some awe-inspiring consistency over the years and has been the pillar of Mumbai’s top-order this year. He amassed 480 runs from his bat in 16 matches that were laced up by four half-centuries.
Suryakumar Yadav is a real class act: Tom Moody
Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody has named Yadav as his favourite pick in the category of uncapped Indian.
“Suryakumar Yadav from Mumbai Indians, coming at No. 3, it is just mind-blowing to think that this guy has not represented his country. He bats with great grace, control and he seems to do it without breaking a sweat. To me, he’s a real class act,” said Moody in a video on ESPNCricinfo.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir also named Yadav as his favourite choice for the player of the tournament. Gambhir is too vocal about voicing his opinions in the relevant matters of the game and extended his full support to the ace Mumbai batter. He was even surprised when Yadav couldn’t make it to the Indian squad for the tour of Australia.
“My player of the tournament would be Suryakumar Yadav because he batted at No. 3, which is a very crucial position and the way he batted. It’s not only about runs, it’s not because he is part of a champion team. It’s just the way he got those runs – with fluency. It was just sheer class, and that’s why he is the player for me,” said Gambhir.