‘Sir, let me be’ – Suryakumar Yadav’s fitting reply to journalist on comparison with Michael Bevan
Even if I bat first, I will do the same things, I will try to express (myself) and be fearless as I always am, Yadav also said.
Updated - Feb 8, 2022 6:07 pm
In the first ODI against the West Indies, India made short work of the target of 176 by chasing it down in just 28 overs. Suryakumar Yadav on Tuesday hinted that they will continue showing aggressive intent going ahead in the series. The stylish middle-order-batter also feels that batting first isn’t really a big challenge for the side.
Meanwhile, he recently opened up on the frequent comparisons with the legendary Australian finisher Michael Bevan for his ability to finish games for his side, whether it be Mumbai Indians or the IPL team.
“I think, we have kept things really simple, we are going to bat the same way, we did in the last game, it is just that when we bat first, we need to try and bat till the end to have that defendable score, but the way we batted in the second innings in the last game, I think it was perfect”, he said in a press conference.
“Sir let me be Suryakumar Yadav…with difficulty have played 5-7 games for India…but yes I am trying, whichever number I get to bat, and can win the team from any situation, so that will be my effort.
“Even if I bat first, I will do the same things, I will try to express (myself) and be fearless as I always am,” he said when asked about his comparisons with Bevan.
360 degree shots have come from practice: Suryakumar Yadav
Yadav has batted at numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6 in T20s and ODIs. In the first ODI against West Indies, he came at five. His flexibility to adapt to any batting position has helped strengthen India’s middle order and he has been one of the best finds for India since the last year. The right-hander, who scores across all parts of the ground, said that his wide range of shots come from practice
“It all came from practice, I mean it was not that difficult, I knew I just had to work on few strokes, where I can get runs… so I was focusing on that and slowly kept working in the nets, did a lot of match simulations when I was back home and with a lot of perfect practice it came automatically,” he added.