The flamboyant Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav has been phenomenal in the 2022 calendar year. The 32-year-old played 31 T20Is in the year and has scored 1164 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 187.43. He wreaked havoc against some of the top-notch bowlers and eventually mastered the art of 360-degree batting. However, while talking about the same, Yadav revealed that he never tries to play all these shots in the nets but learned from his time playing with the rubber ball.
Dissecting his shots during a chat with News18, Suryakumar Yadav said, “In my school and college days, I played a lot of rubber ball cricket. On hard cement tracks and on rainy days, those would bowl would come from 15 yards and most of them chucked (threw) really hard. Now rubber ball from 15 yards will come at 140 plus clicks and if the leg side the boundary would be 95 yards, the off-side would be only 25-30 yards.”
He further added, “So maneuvering my wrists, playing those pick-up pulls and uppercuts have come from those matches. I never try those in the nets. In the nets, I like practicing normally and hearing the sound of the bat hitting the ball. If I feel good I come out.”
Owing to his phenomenal performance, Suryakumar Yadav is currently the number one-ranked T20I batter in the world. While talking about the same, the 32-year-old told that he always tries to enjoy his game and has every intention of entertaining his fans.
Suryakumar Yadav elaborated, “I don’t like to think too much when I am playing any format. Because I enjoy this game, whenever I go into bat, I put up a show. What I always dream and visualize is that whenever I go in, I want to be the game-changer. I have always loved batting whether it is T20Is, ODIs or Ranji Trophy.”