13th edition of Indian Premier League has witnessed plenty of performances from the uncapped players and one of them was Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav. He became the first uncapped player to score 2000 runs in IPL too. He was in a formidable form with the bat, and his stunning show helped many believed that he could make it to the Indian squad for the upcoming Australia series.
But unfortunately, he didn’t earn his call-up as selectors seemed to have turned the blind eye once again. In a recent chat with Hindustan Times, he opened up about the disappointment of not being named in the side.
“It was a good season for me. Ahead of the season, I had set some goals and I am happy that I could contribute for the team. I wanted to deliver when (the) chips were down and fortunately everything panned out well. During the preparations, we as a team made a slogan, “creating history”, and wanted to win the title in 2020 which is an even year. Mumbai Indians have never won in an even-numbered year. So, I have to say IPL 13 gave us reasons to be the happiest,” Suryakumar Yadav said.
“Frankly, I was expecting to be selected this time. I was a bit disappointed when I found my name missing. I couldn’t even train that day and it was difficult to take my mind off from that dejection. Even Rohit (Sharma) asked me if I was disappointed and I told him I was. But never mind. I will wait for my chances. There is a lot of time to show my cricket abilities and make my case stronger for a national call-up. I hope I can score big in domestic games and then do well in the next IPL to catch the attention of the selectors,” he further added.
The star batsman also revealed that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar also messaged him and asked him to continue scoring runs. And, he said that he would continue to do well, keeping the T20 World Cup in mind. Meanwhile, he also shared the relation with the captain, Virat Kohli, on the field. He even revealed that Kohli plays the game very aggressively and the game was important for both teams.
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