Ahmedabad: His terrific innings in only his second international outing was cut short by a controversial dismissal. However, Suryakumar Yadav took it on his chin. He said few things are ‘not in my control’ after the game Thursday against England at Ahmedabad. Suryakumar Yadav smashed a blistering 57 off 31 balls to set up India’s series-levelling eight-run win against England. t.
Just when he was looking to pile on England’s misery, the Mumbai dasher was given out in a controversial fashion.
“Regarding my dismissal, not really disappointed because few things are not in my control. Things that I can do, I try to control that and things outside that, are not in my hands,” Suryakumar said after the game Thursday.
Suryakumar Yadav’s maiden international scoring shot was a stunning six off England pacer Jofra Archer. “I am very happy with the way the things went. My plan was really clear when I went out to bat. I have seen Archer in the last two-three seasons in the IPL. I watched all his games. Whenever a new batsman comes in, what plans he has I had studied. So obviously I had my plans as well,” informed Suryakumar.
“It was a great opportunity for me to bat at No. 3 for India. Yeah, I knew he (Archer) will bowl a little short at me,” added Suryakumar.
Suryakumar was not included in India’s squad for the white-ball series against Australia despite a stellar IPL and domestic season. The middle-order batsman also talked about how he prepared for the series against England.
“I have always said that the passion for this game has always kept me going. “I kept working hard. I had one option and I try to do things that are in my control. I kept on working on my skills and fitness. I knew that when the time is right, an opportunity will come and I will grab it with both hands,” Suryakumar said.
“There were some butterflies, I was happy when I got to know that I will be playing at No.3. I knew what I had done before I just followed the same process which I do while playing for my franchise. I knew this situation really well. I wanted to do the same things. I did not do anything different, I just expressed myself,” informed Suryakumar.