On Monday, October 26, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named India’s Test, ODI and T20I squads for their upcoming tour of Australia. One non-selection that has surprised many was the one of Suryakumar Yadav. The right-hander is currently plying his trade for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and he hasn’t flattered to deceive.
For the last three seasons, Surya has flourished for the Rohit Sharma-led unit. This season, he has batted at number three and has played at a strike-rate of around 150. In fact, he has been playing in the IPL since the 2012 edition and also did well for his former team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Moreover, he hasn’t done badly for Mumbai in the domestic circuit as well.
Suryakumar Yadav not willing to give up
Despite the impressive shows, he hasn’t yet been able to break into the Indian team, not even in the limited-overs formats. In the meantime, MI posted Surya’s picture on their Instagram handle with a motivational message. The 30-year-old Mumbai-born Surya didn’t forget to respond to it either. On MI’s post, he wrote, “Grind never stops.”
Here’s the screenshot:
Surya being left out has made a number of veterans unhappy. Harbhajan Singh felt that the BCCI needs to delve deep into the right-hander’s overall numbers.
Harbhajan took to Twitter and wrote, “Don’t know what else @surya_14kumar needs to do get picked in the team india… he has been performing every ipl and Ranji season… different people different rules I guess @BCCI I request all the selectors to see his records.”
Manoj Tiwary, the Bengal cricketer, 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.
Tiwary took to Twitter and wrote, “Hard luck @akshar2026 and @surya_14kumar on not making it to the indian team dis time. Some years down d line, few cosy group of people will say that u both were born/played at d wrong Era but i would say u cud have easily played along side ur competitors.”
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