IPL 2020: ‘Grind never stops’- Suryakumar Yadav shares on Instagram as he fails to make it to India’s squad
Suryakumar Yadav took to his Instagram to post his picture with a motivating caption to pump himself, as he was unable to grab a spot in India’s squad for the upcoming Australian tour. India are scheduled to tour Australia from November for a full series, involving all formats.
On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the Australia tour, scheduled from November 26. Tough luck continues for the versatile stalwart from Maharashtra Suryakumar Yadav, who despite being a terrific performer in Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic cricket, still remains uncapped. Fans, who were waiting to see his name in Indian squad, were left with utter disappointment.
Recently, in the 13th edition of the IPL, he has batted at number three and has played at a strike-rate of around 150. He has been associated with playing IPL since 2012.
His domestic career stats are quite significant. Having featured in 77 ‘First-class’ matches, he has scored 5326 runs, with an average of 44. He has proven himself from time to time but still has not featured among the ‘Men in Blue’.
In order to give a vent to his feelings and the struggles that follow for the swashbuckling right-handed batsmen, he shared a picture captioned ‘Grind never stops’ on his Instagram handle, with a photo representing Chadwick Boseman and his Wakanda Salute from Black Panther.
Not just him, many cricketing legends took to Twitter to sympathise the young player. Former Indian player Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter and wrote, “Don’t know what else @surya_14kumar needs to do get picked in the team india… he has been performing every ipl and Ranji season… different people different rules I guess @BCCI I request all the selectors to see his records.”
“Hard luck @akshar2026 and @surya_14kumar on not making it to the Indian team dis time. Some years down d line, few cosy groups of people will say that u both were born/played at d wrong Era but I would say u cud have easily played alongside ur competitors,” wrote Manoj Tiwari on his Twitter handle.