IND vs ZIM: Reaching At The No.1 Spot In T20I Rankings Was Very Difficult, But Staying Here Will Be More Difficult – Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Pic Credits: Twitter

Star India National Cricket Team middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav has opened up on becoming the No.1 ranked T20I batter in the world, saying that reaching the top spot was very difficult but retaining the position is going to be even more challenging.

On Wednesday, November 2, the 32-year-old Suryakumar Yadav, who has dominated with his performances in T20Is since making his debut last year, dethroned the Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan to become the world No.1 T20I batter.

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Suryakumar Yadav. PC- ICC
Suryakumar Yadav. PC- ICC

In a video shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the 32-year-old said that he worked very hard to attain the No.1 position in the ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings. He stated:

“I am really happy with it (No.1 ranking) and it has been hard work all the way. Reaching (No.1) was very difficult, but I think staying here will be more difficult. It will be a challenge, but I will try my best.”

Suryakumar is also the leading run-getter in T20Is in 2022 with 965 runs under his belt in 27 innings at an amazing average of 41.95 and an exceptional strike rate of 183.80.

The freedom from the management is a big boost for any player – Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav was asked what helped him become the No.1 ranked T20I batter. He replied that the team management has given him the freedom to play his natural fearless game. He elaborated:

“The freedom from the (India) management is a big boost for any player because the number at which I bat there is a lot of pressure when you go into bat.

“I feel the way they have handled me and given me a green signal to express fearlessly and I enjoy what I do wherever I am in the side, even if I get out. Out of 10 times, if I am succeeding seven times why not take a positive route?”

Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Also Read: IND vs ZIM: Hopefully, Suryakumar Yadav Gets A Chance In Test Cricket, He’ll Do Well – Gautam Gambhir


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