Mumbai Indians’ number three batsman Suryakumar Yadav had a brilliant season with the bat, performing an instrumental role in the franchise’s fifth title victory. Mumbai Indians beat the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in Dubai, winning back to back IPL championships in the process. Following his unlucky dismissal in a mix-up with Rohit Sharma, the 30-year old said he does not mind sacrificing.
Suryakumar Yadav hammered four fifties in IPL 2020, accumulating 480 runs at an average of more than 40 and strike rate of nearly 150. Yadav’s place hardly came under scrutiny as he absorbed the pressure perfectly, playing sensibly while also keeping a healthy strike rate. He was quite unlucky to miss out on India’s white-ball squads for the Australian tour, announced in the midst of IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians’ bowlers did a brilliant job to restrict the Delhi Capitals to 156 in the final by striking twice within the powerplay. Despite the 96-run stand between Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, the Capitals could not post an imposing score as the opposition bowlers came back exceptionally well.
“I don’t mind sacrificing for him at all” : Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav highlighted the importance of preparations, processes, and routine being significant to their successful campaign. He credited the management for giving the batsmen the freedom to express themselves freely. About giving away his wicket for Rohit Sharma in the final for 19, Yadav hailed him for batting well, anchoring well since the first game and do not mind sacrificing his scalp at all.
“Preparations, processes and routine is important. The team just said one thing – we’ll take care of this. You go and express yourself. [The Rohit sacrifice] he was batting really well. Most importantly, he’s been anchoring well since the first game. I don’t mind sacrificing for him at all,” Yadav told in a post-match interview.