When the All India Selection Committee headed by Sunil Joshi didn’t pick Surya Kumar Yadav in India’s limited-overs squad for Australia tour, it left many surprised. Surya’s omission was the second biggest talking point after Rohit Sharma’s exclusion, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.
Like Indian cricketers, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwary, former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris was also not pleased with Surya’s exclusion and took a dig at the selectors saying that the Mumbaikar might have to move to some other country if he wants to play international cricket.
“I wonder if Suryakumar Yadav fancies playing International cricket he might move overseas #CoughNZCough,” Styris tweeted.
I wonder if Suryakumar Yadav fancies playing International cricket he might move overseas #CoughNZCough
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 28, 2020
Styris’ posted the comment shortly after Surya played a fine knock to power Mumbai Indians (MI) to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). SKY starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 79 and taking MI over the finish line in a chase of 165.
“I was looking to finish the game. I was looking to learn what my game is. Happy to have finished it. Lot of meditation has helped. One over the cover to Chahal and the back foot punch off Steyn were my favourites,” Surya said during the post-match presentation.
“I have worked on my game during the lockdown. I used to love playing on the on-side before. Pleased to have finished the game. The team management and Rohit told me before the start of the tournament that you have played enough to take the game deep. I am glad I have been able to do it,” he added.