Yesterday, Suryakumar Yadav silenced all his critics and won the match for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. After the Indian selectors snubbed him of selection in India’s T20 squad he looked determined to make an impression. Amidst all the chaos during the MI and RCB match, Surya held his own and produced a chanceless knock.
Post his heroics he received applause from everyone for the way he focused on the task at hand and won the match for his team. The 30-year-old scored 79 from just 43 balls and once again showed that he deserves to wear the blue of India.
Suryakumar Yadav Might Have To Move Overseas – Scott Styris
After his sensational batting effort, Scott Styris took a dig at Indian selectors and had interesting advice for Surya. Former New Zealand cricketer wrote that Suryakumar Yadav might just have to move overseas if he wants to play international cricket.
“I wonder if Suryakumar Yadav fancies playing International cricket he might move overseas #CoughNZcough”, Styris Tweeted.
I wonder if Suryakumar Yadav fancies playing International cricket he might move overseas #CoughNZCough
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 28, 2020
While there’s no denying the fact that Surya has been phenomenal in the ongoing IPL season and deserved to be included in the India squad. In 12 matches so far in this season, he has smashed 362 runs at an average of over 40 and a strike rate of 155.36. These are ideal numbers for a batsman playing in the middle order in a T20 squad.
However, the skilful batsman was once again ignored that left everyone scratching their heads. Also, Team India doesn’t have settled middle order in T20 cricket, and inclusion of Surya would have certainly strengthened the squad. But the Indian selectors once again opted to pick Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer ahead of the Mumbai Indians batsman.
Meanwhile, the brilliant knock would have given Surya a lot more confidence to continue performing in IPL 2020. In the post-match presentation, even the MI skipper Kieron Pollard admitted that Surya is unlucky not to be picked in the Indian squad. One thing is for sure that if the batsman continues to perform like this a selection in India’s white-ball squad is not far away.