Suryakumar Yadav gave a testament to his batting prowess in the decisive 3rd T20I against Australia to propel India to a series win. Suryakumar blazed away to a blistering half-century – a quickfire 69 off 36, laced with five fours and as many sixes.
His innings was vital in India clinching the three-match T20I series as the Men in Blue chased down 187 with one delivery to spare. However, in a post-match chat with teammate Axar Patel, Suryakumar revealed he wasn’t well during the night as the medical team scrambled to treat him.
Suryakumar Yadav felt under the weather due to travelling
In a video shared by BCCI on their Twitter handle, Axar revealed he had woken up early in the morning and as he was heading to the physio room he witnessed a commotion. Upon enquiry, he was informed that they were treating Suryakumar Yadav, who had complained of stomach ache and fever.
“Actually, you (Axar) were also facing this problem. I got to know this during the team meeting. There was a little issue. The weather changed and now we have started travelling as well. So I had a stomach ache and then fever,” he said.
From setting the stage on fire to a special pre-match tale! 🔥 😎
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 26, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav compared the series decider to a World Cup Final and was not willing to sit out of the contest
However, SKY wasn’t willing to take any chances and was not willing to sit out of the series decider. Hence, the middle-order batsman pleaded with the medicos to get him ready for the evening’s contest.
“At the same time, I knew this one is the decider. So I told my doctor and physio, ‘If this would’ve been the world cup final, then how will I react? I can’t sit like this.’ So I told them, ‘do anything – give me any medicine, injection – do everything you can to get me fit for the game,” the 32-year-old said.
“(And) once you have worn the jersey and are on the ground then the emotion is different,” Suryakumar Yadav concluded.