Suryakumar Yadav reveals what sacrifice Virat Kohli made for him in T20 World Cup

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The Indian batting ace Suryakumar Yadav had a terrific outing with the bat for the Indian side in the 1st T20I against New Zealand. He came at the crease at No.3 and the right-hander went on to score a match-winning 62 off 40 deliveries to guide the Men in Blue to chase down the target of 165 set by the Kiwis. Recently, Suryakumar Yadav, who missed out India’s T20 World Cup encounter against the Black Caps on 31st October, lavished praise on former T20I skipper, Virat Kohli. 

Suryakumar Yadav reveals Virat Kohli sacrificed his No.3 spot for him

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In the post-match press conference, Yadav disclosed that Kohli sacrificed his No.3 spot and allowed him to go in at that position in India’s final T20 World Cup match against Namibia. Yadav further said that when he made his debut against England earlier this year, Kohli sent Yadav in at No.3 and allowed him to get some match practice:

“I was really disappointed when I missed the New Zealand game with back spasms. I wanted to make a mark in the T20 World Cup so it was nice of him. I still remember when I made my batting debut, he was the one who sacrificed his position and let me go at No. 3 when I played against England and he batted at 4.

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It was the same thing. He asked whether I want to go in so that I get some World Cup game time. It was really nice of him and I enjoyed coming back not out in that game,” said Yadav.

Suryakumar Yadav also revealed that he does not want to bat at any particular position in the batting lineup.

The second T20I will be played on Friday at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the third and final T20I on Sunday. The T20I series will be followed by a two-match Test series with the second match scheduled at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, starting on December 3.


  • Suryakumar Yadav says Virat Kohli sacrificed his No.3 spot for him
  • The second T20I will be played on Friday

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