India batter Suryakumar Yadav has established his dominance in limited overs. Now he is eyeing a place in the Indian Test team. The Mumbai middle-order batter will be seen playing against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy starting December 20.
Suryakumar recalled one moment with Virat Kohli while batting, where the former Indian skipper also shared how he was awestruck by the Mumbai batter’s man batting approach to that of a video game.
‘Once I was batting with Virat (Kohli) bhai, and he came and told me “tu video game khel raha hai kya? Alag chal raha hai tera bhi (Are you playing video games? You are at a different level).” It felt nice to hear these things’, Yadav was quoted as saying.
“Rohit is the only one who…”- Suryakumar Yadav
Yadav also talked about Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma, who has seen him rise closely through their Mumbai Franchise days in the cash-rich league. He has already given him freedom to go and play as he wants to in the white ball format.
“Rohit (Sharma) is the only one who has seen me for a very long time. But this season, he saw so many knocks that a time came when he didn’t tell me anything. In a few games, he said ‘mujhe ab kuchh bolna nahi abhi tere baare mein (Now I don’t have anything to say about you)’,” he added.
He not only takes cricket fanatics by surprise but he also at times is taken aback by watching his own game. “I was playing such shots at domestic and Indian T20 League level as well, but to do so successfully on the big stage has left even me amazed. The other day, I saw videos of my batting over the past three months. And I told myself “arre, yeh knock meine aise kaise khel diya? How did I do this? I saw it on social media and it kept on repeating on my timeline. So I watched it all”, he said.