Suryakumar Yadav
T20 World Cup match vs Scotland between Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli.

Suryakumar Yadav praised Virat Kohli for entrusting him with the burden of the vital number three slot and in turn, sacrificing his position for it in India against New Zealand.

Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century helped India to a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the inaugural Twenty20 International in Jaipur on Wednesday. 62 runs in 40 balls from Yadav helped India beat the 165-run target set by the visitors in the final over of the contest. Suryakumar gave a number of reasons for India’s impressive start to the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, despite the country’s recent humiliation. Because of Virat Kohli’s trust in him, Kohli relinquished his No. 3 place to give Mumbaikar some much-needed batting practice time.

“When I made my batting debut against England, he [Virat Kohli] let me bat at No. 3 while he batted at No. 4; I still remember it. It was exactly the same. He asked if I wanted to play in the World Cup, and I said yes. Thank you for the gesture, and I had a lot of fun returning to the field after being benched in the previous game “During the post-match news conference, Suryakumar said this.

The elegant hitter claimed that he doesn’t have a preferred batting position and is happy to adapt to the needs of the squad and appreciate the format in which he plays for his team.

“I have a great deal of control over the batting order. I’ve batted from the top of the order to the bottom. The fact that I can play any place on the batting order makes me happy. Having batted at No. 3 for the past three years, I was not surprised by the position. Everything I do is the same. I just go with the flow and try to have fun with it “That’s what Yadav stated.

Suryakumar made it clear that playing for a franchise cricket side is very different from playing for the country.

“In my opinion, franchise cricket is a whole new ball game. As a newcomer to the Indian squad, you’ll need to be able to change your order of batting. You must be able to play any position at any time “Suryakumar came to this conclusion.

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