Indian middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav made headlines with stunning back-to-back knocks in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Yadav has played a crucial role by smashing bowlers all over the park.
However, Indian captain Rohit Sharma applauded him and said he loves to play on bigger grounds where he can easily find gaps compared to smaller grounds as well.
At a press conference on November 9, Rohit Sharma shared that Suryakumar Yadav is the kind of batsman who loved to take pressure on himself too.
“You can judge the kind of character he is. I do not know if you have heard him in interviews, he likes to play in the same fashion, whether we are 10 for 2 or 100 for 2. He likes to go out and express himself. That is probably the reason he was in the team in the last World Cup.
We did not have a great World Cup, but looking at what he has done since the last World Cup, as you say, SKY is the limit for him. He has shown great maturity, he has taken pressure off a lot of the guys and it rubs off when they bat around him. We do understand his game very well,” Rohit Sharma added.
“That’s where fearlessness comes from” – Rohit Sharma on Suryakumar Yadav
However, Suryakumar Yadav’s form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 will help India do well in the all-important game against England. Sharma again added that he was somebody who does not carry any baggage with him as well.
“That’s probably his (Suryakumar) nature and that’s where his fearlessness comes from. He is a sort of guy who does not carry any baggage with him. Not his suitcases, he has a lot of suitcases. He loves his shopping (laughs). When it comes to carry that extra pressure, I do not think he has it in him and you can see it in how he plays. He has been playing like that or a year now,” concluded Rohit Sharma.
However, Team India will play against England in the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on November 10 at the Adelaide Oval.