Mumbai Indians’ crucial cog and a recent international debutant, Suryakumar Yadav speaks of the mental aspect of the game. Suryakumar Yadav, who sparkled in his debut T20I series against England, has been a constant run-getter in domestic cricket and in the IPL over the past few years.
He has helped the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Mumbai Indians, and the Mumbai domestic side achieve immense success. Suryakumar Yadav says that a player should be in a “good space” mentally during the nets session, only then it will transpire into favored results in the middle. The 30-year-old reckons the mindset of the players is key, and that if he is mentally strong, nothing else can hinder anyone’s progress.
“Yes, obviously you need to be in a good space in the nets session. I feel the more positive you are coming out of the net session, the less you think in the game when you go out to bat. Or bowl, whatever you do. So yeah, I feel mindset plays a big role. If you’re in a good space, good zone, nothing else matters,” Suryakumar Yadav said in a video uploaded by the franchise.
Keep following the routine which I have been doing over the past 2-3 years: Suryakumar Yadav
The right-hander says that he follows the same pre-match routine every time which he has done in the past few years. He has largely matured, as a cricketer and person, after having had anger issues in his younger days. Yadav, who smashed a fifty in his maiden international innings, advises youngsters to keep things simple and enjoy in the nets.
“Today’s plan is to keep following the routine which I have been doing over the past 2-3 years before a match. There’s no secret. Keep things very simple. Don’t complicate matters a lot. Just go out, enjoy your time in the nets and the same thing carries into the game as well,” he added.
Suryakumar Yadav again batted well in Mumbai’s opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore scoring 31 crucial runs in a low-scoring encounter, which MI lost on the last ball. They take on rivals Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday.