Suryakumar Yadav Terms Rohit Sharma His Drawing Board For His Batting
By CricShots - Dec 26, 2022 4:52 pm
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The flamboyant Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav has been one of the best batters in T20 cricket since his debut and is currently standing at the numero uno position as the T20I batter in the ICC rankings. ‘SKY’ talked about his relationship with the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, and star batter Virat Kohli and how his wife Devisha became the force behind the cricketer and the person that he is today.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma

Suryakumar has made a name for himself in T20Is for India but is yet to don the whites. He hasn’t been picked for India’s two-match Test series against Bangladesh.

During a recent chat with PTI, Suryakumar Yadav said, “I am actually very lucky that I share a dressing room with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Things they have achieved, I don’t know I will ever be able to achieve. Recently, I have had some good partnerships with Virat bhai and I have enjoyed batting with him. Rohit is like an elder brother and my sounding board. When I am in doubt, I ask him direct questions about my game. He has been a good guiding force since I joined MI in 2018.”

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Suryakumar recalled how his wife Devisha and Mumbai Indians have played a crucial role in his career so far. Yadav was once a short-tempered character in world cricket, and his treatment by the Indian team frustrated him. Yadav, who was always a naturally gifted cricketer, made a remarkable comeback when he was bought by MI in the Indian Premier League.

Virat Kohli
Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli made another

Elaborating on the same, Suryakumar Yadav said, “In my life and in this cricketing journey, there are two pillars – Mumbai Indians and my wife Devisha. When I came back here from KKR in 2018, I was looking for an opportunity to bat higher up the order, and even without me asking, the management entrusted me with that responsibility. I grabbed that opportunity, kept performing and never looked back. MI provided me with all the facilities I required to move up the ladder.”

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He concluded by saying, “In 2016, I got married to Devisha and when I joined MI in 2018, we (me and Devisha) as a unit started thinking, what do we need to do to make the next grade? It was a dream we both nurtured together and she is always been around when I needed her. Even if she doesn’t want to travel, I drag her around. She doesn’t let me get complacent after a good day in office and at the same time, doesn’t allow my shoulders to drop after a poor day.”