Always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli, excited to learn from him, says Suryakumar Yadav

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 2/27/2021 12:58:33 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26 Mumbai Indians star batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who was finally rewarded for his consistency, with a maiden international callup, expressed his admiration for Virat Kohli as he revealed his dream of playing under the leadership of the India captain. Notably, Suryakumar, who received his maiden India call for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England, said that he is pretty excited to learn from Virat Kohli and get better as a player. Interestingly, Suryakumar made headlines during IPL 2020, by giving a silent reply to Kohli's onfield tactics. Suryakumar has been a consistent performer for Mumbai Indians for the last few years and played a key role in Rohit Sharma led side's 5th Indian Premier League title triumph in IPL 2020. In IPL 2020, Yadav averaged 40.22 but his strike rate of 155.36 was at an all-time high. "Firstly, (I am) looking forward to spending some quality time with the team and soaking in the atmosphere when I reach Ahmedabad. I have always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli for a long time and I am excited to go and learn a lot from Virat as quickly as I can so that I can be a better player," Suryakumar Yadav told BCCI. "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. "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 make him the best," Yadav added.


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