Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: IPL)

Suryakumar Yadav has played 2 fewer games than other Mumbai Indians batters but he has scored the 2nd highest runs for the team this season. Only Tilak Varma is ahead of him but that too not by much.

Suryakumar Yadav once again showed his class against Rajasthan Royals as he notched up yet another 50 this season and this time helped his team cross the line finally in IPL 2022.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Image: IPL

I Love Batting At Number 3 Position: Suryakumar Yadav

He came into at-bat 3 for the first time this season. MI was in a tricky situation again as they had lost Rohit Sharma early in a chase of 158 runs. Ishan Kishan too didn’t stay for much longer in the middle. But he along with Varma stitched together a brilliant partnership in the middle and brought MI closer to their first win. Both the batters got out when MI needed 37 runs but still, they did most of the scoring to make the jobs of the following batters easier.

Suryakumar YAdav and Tilak Varma. Photo-IPL
Suryakumar YAdav and Tilak Varma. Photo-IPL

“It was really important for me to play till the end, but my job at No. 3 was to take the game ahead from where Rohit left. Nevertheless, very happy with the way things went”, Surya said after the game.

Although he could not be there till the end to finish the game as he tried to go after Yuzvendra Chahal, he did his job. He has done a tremendous job at the number for MI and therefore it was a surprise not to see him play at that position in earlier games.

When asked about it in the post-match presentation he said, “I have enjoyed batting at all positions, but I love batting at No. 3 because I can pace my innings accordingly and take the game ahead. I am really flexible.”

Mumbai Indians finally won their first game of the season and on that Surya added: “It was an important win to have a good atmosphere. Really looking forward to the few games ahead. This win Spreads loads of positivity, even in the practice session, we are enjoying each others’ company”

MI are finally off the blocks and they would hope that they can finish the season on a high by winning the remainder of their games this season.

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