Last Update on: November 21st, 2020 at 10:40 am
Mumbai Indians’ batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been one of the most irrefutable success stories in IPL in the last few years. Suryakumar Yadav has piled on the runs not only in IPL but also domestic cricket; hence, it was indeed a shock when the BCCI did not pick him in the white-ball squads in the tour of Australia. The 30-year old himself revealed feeling slightly disappointed at not making the cut.
Suryakumar Yadav, who batted at number three, was in the middle of a red-hot run-scoring spree in IPL 2020 when the selectors announced the teams for the upcoming tour of Australia. The right-handed batsman eventually finished the tournament with 480 runs in 16 games at 40 with four half-centuries while maintaining a strike rate of 145.02. It was hugely instrumental in Mumbai Indians’ successful title defense.
Suryakumar Yadav expected to get the nod for the tour down under as he revealed batting well and scoring runs not only in IPL but in the domestic circuit well in the last two years. Hence, not earning a call-up did make him disappointed; however, Yadav tried not to overthink about it. Amid criticisms at the selectors all over the social media, the likes of Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly requested the 30-year old to remain patient.
“I was disappointed when the Indian team for the Australian tour was announced because I was expecting to be picked as I was batting well and scoring runs. I have been scoring a lot of runs in white-ball cricket over the last 2 years, not just in the IPL alone. I was expecting to get that call. When I didn’t get the call I was a little disappointed but the show must go on so I tried not to think too much about it,” Yadav told Sports Tak.
I was training in the gym on selection day as we had an off: Suryakumar Yadav
The Mumbai-born batsman elaborated not even feeling to train and could not complete the session at the thought of not getting selected. He tried to divert his attention but could not help thinking whether there was any spot in the national team he might have played in. Suryakumar Yadav highlighted not wanting to have dinner either and indulging in much conversations with anyone.
“I was training in the gym on selection day as we had an off. I wanted to divert my attention somewhere else and not think too much about the selection. When the team was announced I couldn’t even complete my training in the gym as I told you that I was disappointed. I was then trying to think if there was any particular spot where I could have played in the Indian team and all that. I didn’t feel like having dinner that night, wasn’t speaking much with anybody and kept mostly to myself,” he added.