Suryakumar Yadav Breaks Silence: “Didn’t Touch the Line” In T20 World Cup Final Catch
By CricShots - Jul 10, 2024 3:32 pm
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Suryakumar Yadav, the Indian star whose sensational catch in the T20 World Cup final turned the tide against South Africa, has finally addressed the surrounding controversy. Fans and commentators debated whether Yadav crossed the boundary line while making the crucial catch that ultimately sealed India’s victory.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav pulled off an improbable catch

Speaking to reporters during a visit to a temple in Karnataka, Suryakumar Yadav firmly maintained his innocence. “I didn’t touch the line when I caught the ball,” he declared. He acknowledged the debate, but offered a pragmatic perspective: “We can’t keep everyone happy.”

Suryakumar Yadav elaborated on his mindset during the catch, revealing a combination of calmness and divine intervention.

“My mind was calm,” he said. “God gave me an opportunity to do well for the country.” He admitted to practicing such catches beforehand, but emphasized the role of chance and faith in his success.

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Sources close to the player confirmed that Yadav had vowed to visit the temple upon India’s World Cup victory, highlighting the spiritual significance of the moment.

When asked about any religious chants during the catch, Yadav remained focused on the collective dream: “It was a dream of crores of people and our dream to win the World Cup. At that moment, I could think of nothing.


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Beyond the on-field drama, Yadav also shed light on his batting routine, attributing his chewing gum habit to his desire to enjoy the game. He arrived at the temple with his wife Devisha Shetty, receiving a warm welcome and offering prayers to the deities.

This visit wasn’t just a celebration, but also a homecoming. “Once I entered the temple, I felt good,” Suryakumar Yadav said. “I experienced absolute peace and it calmed my mind.” This wasn’t his first visit; he had previously visited the temple five years ago.

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Suryakumar Yadav emphasized the importance of normalcy in his life. “I don’t even think of myself as a celebrity,” he stated. He expressed his desire to live a balanced life, acknowledging that fame comes with responsibilities, but doesn’t define him.

The interview concluded with a lighter note. When asked about his recent wedding anniversary, Yadav chuckled, admitting to being inundated with cake-cutting ceremonies due to its proximity to his World Cup feat. Suryakumar Yadav’s visit to the temple served as a platform for him to address the controversy surrounding his game-winning catch, while also offering a glimpse into his personal life and spiritual connection.