‘Have at all times dreamt of enjoying underneath Virat Kohli,’ says Suryakumar Yadav after maiden India call-up

Batsman Suryakumar Yadav has revealed that he began crying after seeing his identify within the T20 squad for the upcoming five-match collection towards England and the right-handed batter additionally mentioned that he has at all times dreamt of enjoying underneath Virat Kohli. Last week, Suryakumar Yadav earned his maiden call-up into the Indian squad alongside with the likes of Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia.

“I was very excited as I got to know about the selection. I was sitting in the room, trying to watch a movie, and got a notification on the phone that I was picked in the Indian team for England T20Is. I started crying after seeing my name in the team. I called my parents, my wife, and my sister. We had a video call and all of us started crying,” the official web site of BCCI quoted Suryakumar as saying.

“Along with me, they have also been trying to live this dream for a long time. It has been a very long journey and they are the ones who have stood by me throughout. It was really great to see them happy and have those tears of happiness. Everyone wants to play for India. But finally, my time has come,” he added.

When requested about enjoying underneath skipper Virat Kohli, Suryakumar replied, “Firstly, I’m wanting ahead to spending some high quality time with the staff and soaking within the ambiance when I attain Ahmedabad. I have at all times dreamt of enjoying underneath Virat Kohli for a very long time and I’m excited to go and be taught lots from Virat as shortly as I can so that I could be a higher participant.

“I have played against him in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the way he reflects his energy on the field even after achieving so much for India is remarkable. I have seen him on the field keeping himself charged all the time. His want-to-win attitude is something to learn.”

Suryakumar Yadav shares the dressing room with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya at Mumbai Indians. Talking about his expertise of enjoying at Mumbai, the batsman revealed that he has learnt lots about Virat from the likes of Hardik.

“Over the years, playing with the Mumbai Indians, I have got to learn and know so much about Virat from Hardik Pandya as well. Whenever we have been together, I have asked Hardik what Virat does differently during the practice sessions that he is the best on the ground. Hardik has also told me that Virat practices differently, the energy he has in the practice sessions — be it batting or fielding — is completely different and he is the same on the ground. So, these are some of the things that I want to learn from him which makes him the best,” mentioned Surya.

When requested about Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar mentioned: “I nonetheless bear in mind the time when I used to be batting with Rohit Sharma throughout my Ranji Trophy debut. When I walked out to bat, there have been lots of butterflies in my abdomen. He simply got here as much as me and mentioned, mate, simply preserve issues quite simple. You have labored very laborious to achieve right here. You simply have to exit and categorical your self. Think about nothing. Just categorical your self.

“It is amazing to see that his approach towards the game or his batting or his advice to the young crop has still not changed. Even today, he tells me the same thing. His presence has really helped me a lot. Having played under Rohit, I have learnt many things about him and his game, how he keeps things very simple, and his astute understanding of the game,” he added.

The five-match T20I collection between India and England is about to start on March 12. All 5 matches will be performed on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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