The flamboyant Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav has said that he had the belief in himself that he can do well as an opener for India as he ended up scoring 76 off 44 balls on Tuesday against West Indies at Warner Park. It was Suryakumar’s third attempt at the top and the stylish batter came out all guns blazing with the bat to help his side take a 2-1 lead. Ahead of this game, a lot of cricketing pundits Many had criticized Indian team management for doing too many experiments ahead of the next T20 World Cup.
One of the strange decisions was promoting Suryakumar Yadav at the top from the first T20I against West Indies. Despite having many quality batters around, Suryakumar is considered to be India’s No. 1 preference among the middle order batters. And then, after Suryakumar failed to impress in the first two T20Is, the debate sparkled even more.
Talking about the same during the post-match presentation, Suryakumar Yadav said, “Really happy. When Rohit went inside, it was important for someone to bat 15-17 overs. It was me and I expressed myself. (Was the pitch slower) Little bit. It was important for someone to bat deep. (Opener role) Really loved it because I have done it in the IPL as well. Just backed me and enjoyed it.”
This elegant knock from @surya_14kumar won India the game. Spectacular batting!
— FanCode (@FanCode) August 2, 2022
Not to forget, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma had to walk off the field in the second over of the innings due to back concerns. He will be keen to return when India will play against West Indies on August 6 in the fourth T20I.
On Tuesday at Warner Park, India was too hot to handle for West Indies in the third T20I as they won the game by seven wickets on Tuesday at Warner Park to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match T20I series.