Suryakumar Yadav Reveals Rohit Sharma’s Inspiring Huddle Speech
By CricShots - Jul 2, 2024 3:25 pm
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Suryakumar Yadav recently shared the inspirational speech by skipper Rohit Sharma that fueled India’s seven-run victory over South Africa in the dramatic T20 World Cup 2024 final in Barbados. India had set a formidable target of 177 for South Africa in the title clash, but the unbeaten Proteas were more than capable of chasing it down with their powerful batting lineup.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma addressing the team huddle

The Indian team needed to exhibit immense energy and determination to overcome the formidable South African batters, and they did just that from the start. Suryakumar Yadav, who made a sensational catch in the last over to dismiss the dangerous David Miller, recounted how Rohit’s huddle speech served as a vital morale booster for the entire team.

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“He told us to keep it simple but said, ‘I can’t climb this mountain alone. If I have to reach the peak, I will need everyone’s oxygen’. He also said, ‘Joh bhi hai, paon mein, dimag mein, dil mein (Whatever you have in your legs, mind, and heart), just bring everything to the game. If that happens, we will not regret the night’. We all were moved,” Suryakumar Yadav told The Indian Express.

Suryakumar Yadav
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav highlighted some of Rohit’s captaincy traits that make him exceptional. According to him, the legendary cricketer’s ability to connect with his players both on and off the field and his unwavering support during crucial moments sets him apart.

“He connects with the players. Off the field, be it in a hotel room or on the beach, he connects with everyone. So when a crunch situation comes, players know that he (Rohit) will back us. One feels I have to deliver for this man for the confidence and respect he gives to everyone,” Suryakumar Yadav said.

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In the marquee event, Suryakumar emerged as the second-highest run-getter for India. Over eight innings, he scored 199 runs at an average of 28.42 and a strike rate of 135.37, including a couple of half-centuries. This performance, coupled with Rohit’s inspiring leadership, played a crucial role in India’s triumph.