Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been the bedrock of the team’s batting for a couple of years now. Coming in to bat at the important No. 3 position, Yadav has scored consistently for the franchise in last three editions.
He has the numbers to prove it. In this edition of the Indian Premier League, Yadav has scored 374 runs in 13 games and he is the third highest scorer for MI after Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan. In the last two editions as well, the right-handed batsman scored 512 and 424 runs respectively.
The secret behind his good form, says Yadav, is that he is really enjoying his batting at the moment.November 3, 2020
“Currently I am really enjoying my batting. Since the start of the tournament I felt I was batting really well,” he said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their official Twitter handle.
Felt I was gifting away my wicket earlier, says Yadav
But all has not been well for Yadav in IPL 2020 as in the first few matches he struggled to get going, and he felt that he was ‘gifting away’ his wicket.
“In the first few games, I think, I actually lost a little bit of track. I was gifting my wicket away, that’s what I felt after a few games. So I thought I’ll go inside and spend some more time on my batting,” Yadav said.
“Even when I use to come for practice and back in the hotel room, I was thinking what my batting is really and how I would like to construct my innings. Then later on in the tournament I thought as deep as I bat, it will be easy for me and the team as well.
“It will also help set up the platform for other batsman to hit. But I am really enjoying how I am batting right now and look forward to carrying this onto the next game and then the play-offs as well,” Yadav added.
The four-time champions will be playing their final league match on the last day of the group stage matches, and will be up against David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad.
While, MI have nothing to lose from Tuesday’s clash, and will finish at the top of the points table irrespective of the result, for SRH this will be a do-or-die clash.