He must be very disappointed: Kieron Pollard on Suryakumar Yadav’s omission from Indian squad

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Fresh from another rejection by the selectors, Suryakumar Yadav once again proved his worth. His another match-winning knock steered Mumbai Indians to a convincing win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020. Suryakumar Yadav remained unbeaten on 79 and successfully took his team home while chasing 165 that too with five wickets and five balls in hand.

With this, Suryakumar Yadav brought up his third fifty of the season and he has so far scored 362 runs from 12 matches. However, after having performed throughout the season, he once again didn’t receive his call up in the Indian squad for their upcoming tour to Australia. And, this left everyone quite shocked. Not only fans but many former and current players like Harbhajan Singh, Manoj Tiwary and Dilip Vengsarkar also raised questions.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians’ stand-in captain Kieron Pollard backed Suryakumar Yadav, saying it must be difficult for him knowing that he has to wait again to don the blue jersey despite performing so well.

“Deep down inside he must be very, very disappointed to not have donned the blue for India,” Pollard said after the match “He just keeps getting better. Again, as an individual if you keep staying consistent, you will be rewarded. Nothing happens before its time. There is discussion around my batting position, I would love to be up there, taking the runs and hitting the runs, but we have to do what is the best for the team.”

Yadav has been a vital cog for Mumbai ever since he returned to the team in 2018. In 2018, he scored 512 runs and in 2019, he amassed 424 runs. Notably, he was the most expensive uncapped player in the 2018 IPL auction as well where he was brought by a whopping price of Rs 3.2 crore.

Pollard added, “We lost a few wickets but Surya took us home. Imagine someone batting at that strike rate after two early wickets.”

“I am big on match-ups in a way. I also watch a lot of cricket. I took a punt and bowled at AB. I could have waited for the last over but if someone has to go for runs, I thought I’d take it. Bumrah continues to keep standing up throughout the tournament. But again, we have been playing total team cricket. Somebody is always there to pick up the slack,” he concluded.

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