The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced three squads for the upcoming tour of Australia. Among all the squads, one surprise omission was Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav. The surprise exclusion has grabbed a lot of eyeballs from all quarters.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar has been one of the most consistent performers in domestic cricket and IPL. His ability to bat anywhere in the order makes him a special talent. The Mumbai batsman has been scoring heavily in Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on a consistent basis since last three years now.
Suryakumar Yadav reacts after missing the cut
This edition of IPL also has been no different for Suryakumar Yadav, who has done his job silently. So far, he has scored 283 runs with a strike rate of 148.9. He also brings experience to the table having played in the IPL since 2012.
While there has been a lot of speculations going around, Suryakumar Yadav chose to keep mum. However, finally, he has reacted to the snub with an Instagram post. The Mumbai batsman, who is used to not getting picked seemed desperate to bounce back even stronger.
“Grind never stops,” Suryakumar Yadav wrote along with a picture.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav’s exclusion has left people from all quarters shocked. Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh lashed out at the selectors. Dilip Vengsarkar also joined the chorus as he seemed completely surprised by Suryakumar Yadav’s omission.
Bengal veteran Manoj Tiwary also backed Surya. He said that Yadav deserves a spot in the lineup and the latter ‘isn’t born in the wrong era.’ Tiwary spoke in favour of Axar Patel, who’s playing for Delhi Capitals (DC), as well.