Mumbai Indians’ top-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav once again looked in impeccable form as he guided his side to a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Yadav made the 165 runs chase look easy without breaking a sweat as he notched up an unbeaten 79 off 43 deliveries.
In the process he batted through the innings. His knock was laced with 10 boundaries and three hits over the fence as he batted with a strike rate over 183. After being adjudged the man-of-the-match he said that the Mumbai Indians team management had wanted him to bat deeper and he wanted to finish off games.
Rohit Sharma told me I’ve enough experience to bat for long time: Surayakumar Yadav
Yadav mentioned that during the start of IPL 2020, his skipper Rohit Sharma, has made his role clear. Sharma had asked him to take his time and play as long as he can because he has the experience to do so. Yadav also added that he badly wanted to do it and he is happy to execute the plans.
“I was looking to finish games for a long time. Sitting in the room, I used to think how to do it. I wanted to know what my game was exactly and just go out and do it,” he said on receiving the Man of the Match award.
“I have been loving the No. 3 position, but I wanted to finish off the game, which is why I am glad with this effort.
“When we started the tournament, the team management and Rohit came up to me and said I think you’ve played enough cricket now, it’s high time you take the game deep and bat as long as possible, it provides a good platform for the team and is good for you as well. I badly wanted to do it and I’m really happy with it.”
His sensational knock comes after he failed to find a place in the Team India bus for the tour Down Under.