“Started Crying After Seeing My Name”: Suryakumar Yadav Reflects On First Reaction After Maiden India Call-Up | Cricket News

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Suryakumar Yadav, who earned his maiden call-up to India’s T20I squad, revealed that he began crying after seeing his identify within the squad for the upcoming five-match collection in opposition to England. The right-handed batsman from Mumbai additionally mentioned that he has at all times dreamt of taking part in underneath Virat Kohli.

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“I was very excited as I got to know about the selection. I was sitting in the room, trying to watch a movie, and got a notification on the phone that I was picked in the Indian team for England T20Is. I started crying after seeing my name in the team. I called my parents, my wife, and my sister. We had a video call and all of us started crying,” the official web site of BCCI quoted Suryakumar as saying.

“Along with me, they have also been trying to live this dream for a long time. It has been a very long journey and they are the ones who have stood by me throughout. It was really great to see them happy and have those tears of happiness. Everyone wants to play for India. But finally, my time has come,” he added.

When requested about taking part in underneath skipper Virat Kohli, Suryakumar replied: “Firstly, I am looking forward to spending some quality time with the team and soaking in the atmosphere when I reach Ahmedabad. I have always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli for a long time and I am excited to go and learn a lot from Virat as quickly as I can so that I can be a better player.

“I’ve performed in opposition to him within the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the way in which he displays his power on the sector even after attaining a lot for India is outstanding. I’ve seen him on the sector maintaining himself charged on a regular basis. His want-to-win perspective is one thing to be taught.”

Suryakumar Yadav shares the dressing room with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya at Mumbai Indians. Talking about his experience of playing for the Mumbai-based franchise,  Suryakumar said that he has learnt a lot about Virat from the likes of Hardik.

“Over the years, taking part in with the Mumbai Indians, I’ve obtained to be taught and know a lot about Virat from Hardik Pandya as nicely. Whenever we’ve been collectively, I’ve requested Hardik what Virat does otherwise through the observe periods that he’s one of the best on the bottom. Hardik has additionally informed me that Virat practices otherwise, the power he has within the observe periods — be it batting or fielding — is totally totally different and he is identical on the bottom. So, these are a few of the issues that I need to be taught from him which makes him one of the best,” said Surya.

When asked about Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar said: “I nonetheless bear in mind the time once I was batting with Rohit Sharma throughout my Ranji Trophy debut. When I walked out to bat, there have been loads of butterflies in my abdomen. He simply got here as much as me and mentioned, mate, simply preserve issues quite simple. You have labored very arduous to achieve right here. You simply need to exit and specific your self. Think about nothing. Just specific your self.


“It is amazing to see that his approach towards the game or his batting or his advice to the young crop has still not changed. Even today, he tells me the same thing. His presence has really helped me a lot. Having played under Rohit, I have learnt many things about him and his game, how he keeps things very simple, and his astute understanding of the game,” he added.

The five-match T20I collection between India and England is about to start on March 12. All 5 matches shall be performed on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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