India’s middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav has been in the news for his stunning show with the bat. And, his club coach, Vinayak Mane has shared that he has all the captaincy skills to handle tough situations as well. It is also noteworthy that, he had played domestic cricket for more than a decade before coming into the national team and he had faced a lot of obstacles too but never gave up on his dreams.
Suryakumar Yadav has been doing an exceptional job in Team India’s middle order since his debut as well. In July 2022, he scored his first T20I century against England in Nottingham, and with that, he left his mark in pressure-like situations as well.
However, Suryakumar Yadav was part of India’s 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia and he was in sublime form with the bat in the middle order. He smashed 239 runs in six matches which came at an average of 59.75 and a strike rate of 189.68 as well.
While speaking on Suryakumar Yadav, Mane explained to Sportskeeda: “He is a player who is setting the benchmark for other senior cricketers that club game is also important. Because if the senior player comes and plays a club game then there might be a junior who might pick up something from him. The youngster might gain confidence and go on to play for Mumbai and India. He is setting the right example for other players also.”
Since making his debut in 2021, Suryakumar Yadav has been one of India’s leading run-scorers in the shortest format of the game. He is currently ranked one in the latest ICC T20 Rankings for batters and expected to maintain his sublime form in the upcoming series as well.