suryakumar Yadav’s 83-run innings off 44 balls set a target of 160 runs for India to achieve in the third T20 match against the West Indies, keeping the “Do or Die” mentality alive. India presently trails the five-match series 2-1 after a seven-wicket victory.
Suryakumar Yadav’s magnificent batting performance has cemented India’s supremacy in the T20 series against the West Indies. He hopes to reproduce that form in the 50-over format before the World Cup, when he has not yet shown such spectacular achievements.
“I’ve done nothing unusual. “I’ve been batting the same way for the past two years,” Yadav, who was named Player of the Match, told reporters. “For me, everything has just fallen into place.”
Suryakumar Yadav, 32, is the world’s top-ranked T20 batsman, with an average of 45.64 and three hundreds in this format.Suryakumar Yadav’s One Day International (ODI) statistics are less impressive, with an average of 24.33 in this format and a top score of 64 in 26 matches.
“To be honest, my ODI stats are pretty poor,” he said, attributing the problem to less ODI opportunities due to the calendar. “I need to be honest about it, and we discuss these things openly in the dressing room.”
“Now the ball is in my court… how to make the most of that opportunity and approach the batting as per the team’s requirement.”
Coach Rahul Dravid and Captain Rohit Sharma both instructed Yadav to take his time before unleashing his powerful natural style. “It’s a format I don’t play very often.” They have asked me to reconsider my position.”
“You know how much damage you can do in the last 10-15 overs,” he remarked. We simply want you to go face 45-50 balls.”
When a reporter questioned if he had missed out on a third century, Yadav instantly corrected himself, “First and foremost, let me tell you that this is my fourth century.”