Team India’s batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav has become a household name following his extraordinary performances, especially in the shortest format. With his 360-degree technique, Surya has quickly risen to the top of the T20I rankings for batters and has become one of the finest white-ball hitters in the world.
Having modern-day greats like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the team already, Surya has accomplished a special feat as fans and experts rate him the next face of Indian cricket after Kohli and Rohit. But what does Surya think of sharing the change room with two stalwarts?
Well, in a recent interview, the Pune-born cricketer admitted that he has been very lucky to play alongside the two icons of Indian cricket. Surya said both Kohli and Rohit are ‘different breed of international cricketers’.
“I am actually very lucky that I share the dressing room with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. They are a different breed of international cricketers. Things they have achieved, I don’t know I will ever be able to achieve that,” said Surya as quoted by PTI.
Surya, while citing his recent-few partnerships with Kohli, reckoned that he has enjoyed batting with the former India skipper. When it comes to Rohit, Surya opined that the veteran Indian opener is like his elder brother, who is always there for help.
“Recently, I have had some good partnerships with Virat bhai, and I have enjoyed batting with him. Rohit is like an elder brother and my sounding board. When I am in doubt, I ask him direct questions about my game. He has been a good guiding force since I joined MI in 2018,” added Suryakumar.
Notably, Suryakumar has been in the form of his life this year in T20Is. In 31 games, the right-handed batter has scored 1,164 runs at an average of 46.56, with the help of two hundreds and nine half-centuries and the best score of 117. He is also the highest T20I run-scorer this year.