Debutant Suryakumar Yadav shines as he had registered his maiden half-century in the 4th T20I on Thursday at Narendra Modi Stadium. Suryakumar’s swashbuckling 57 runs knock along with restricted bowling attack by Indian bowlers together guides India to an eight-run series-levelling win in the 4th T20I. Talking about the victory & his controversial dismissal Suryakumar said that he was not at all disappointed with his dismissal as certain things are not in his control.
“I am very happy with the way things went on the crease. My plan was clear when I came out to bat. I have seen Archer performing in the last two-three seasons in the IPL, I watched all of his techniques whenever a new batsman comes in to bat, and obviously, I also had my plans as well”, quoted Suryakumar as saying while replying to a query during the virtual press conference.
“It was a great opportunity for me to bat at number three spot for India. I am really happy with the way things worked for me. And about my dismissal, I am not really disappointed because certain things are not in my control. Things that are in my control, I try to control that & things out of my control are not in my hands”.
During India’s innings, a couple of umpiring decisions created a bit of controversy. Suryakumar was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Sam Curran. Suryakumar tried to play a ramp shot but ended up handing a catch to Dawid Malan.
Replays clearly indicated that the ball might have hit the ground when Malan was taking the catch, however as the umpire’s signal was out, the third umpire stayed with the on-field decision due to “lack of conclusive evidence”.
It was the debut match for Suryakumar Yadav as he was not included in India’s squad for the limited-overs series against Australia. Speaking about how he prepared for the limited-overs series against England he said, “The passion for cricket has always kept me going. I kept working hard & try to do things that are in my control. I kept working hard on my skills & fitness as I knew that when the time is right an opportunity will surely come & I will grab it with both hands”.