The fiery Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav said that he’s confident he will soon be playing Test cricket for the Indian team. Back in July 2021, the 32-year-old was called up for the tour of England as a replacement, but he didn’t get to make his Test debut. Having played 13 ODIs and 41 T20Is, Yadav has already made a massive mark for the Men in Blue. On Sunday, he played a match-winning knock of 111* off 51 balls in the second T20I against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
On the back of his knock, laced with 11 fours and seven sixes, India managed to register the knock of 191 and subsequently won the match by 65 runs. Having played the stupendous knock, Suryakumar has set his sights on a Test cap. During the post-match press conference, “Aa raha hain, woh (Test selection) bhi aa raha hain (coming, that is also coming).”
Yadav said that having played quite a bit of first-class cricket, he isn’t alien to the red-ball format by any stretch of the imagination.
Elaborating the same, Suryakumar Yadav said, “When we start playing cricket, we start with the red ball and I have also played first-class cricket for my Mumbai team… it was quite okay, so I have a fair idea about the Test format and I enjoy playing that format also. Hopefully, I will get the Test cap soon.”
In 77 first-class matches, Suryakumar Yadav has amassed 5326 runs at an average of 44.01 with 14 centuries and 26 half-centuries to show for his efforts. Yadav also went down memory lane to the time when he was struggling to play for India in any of the formats.
Talking about the same, Suryakumar Yadav said, “I always keep going back to my past. What is the situation now, what has changed now from then, we keep discussing that time? Obviously, there was a bit of frustration that time but we always tried to see if there was something positive I could take out of that phase. After that time, I tried to do different things, like eating good food, do quality practice sessions, and sleeping on time, so today I am reaping the benefits of all those things I have done then.”