There was no doubt about the Indian team’s victory against the Hong Kong team, considered a novice in the cricket field, but Surya Kumar’s dazzling 68 off 26 balls doubled the fun of victory. This scorching innings of six fours and six sixes increased the brilliance of this “sun” of Indian cricket manifold.
At one point in the match, KL Rahul and then Virat Kohli were not able to show their hands openly, but as soon as Surya Kumar entered the field in the 14th over, the weather changed and it started raining runs everywhere. The pitch became very smooth and the bowlers of the opposing team started looking directionless. More than 50 runs were scored in the last three overs. Although the Indian team’s score of 192 for two wickets included Virat Kohli’s 59 runs in 44 balls, but only Surya Kumar Yadav was talking about it.
Surya Kumar made his first-class debut in 2010–11, when he played for Mumbai in the Ranji season against Delhi. He started off brilliantly and scored the most runs for Mumbai. Since then he has been a part of the team continuously.
The result of his fine play was that he was signed by Mumbai Indians for the 2012 IPL season. He remained with Mumbai Indians till 2013 and thereafter joined Kolkata Knight Riders. Surya Kumar was a major contributor to Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL title win in 2014. He played every match of this season for his team.
Mumbai Indians once again signed him in the year 2018 and in this IPL season, Surya Kumar left all the other batsmen behind by scoring more than 500 runs. The right-handed batsman scored a total of 512 runs at an average of 36.57 with a strike rate of 133.33. This season may not have been very good for Mumbai, but Surya Kumar gave his team a reason to remember this season with his batting.
Surya Kumar played his first T20 International against England on 14 March 2021 and played in Team Blue for the first time in an ODI against Sri Lanka on 18 July 2021.
Surya Kumar’s bat grew in height after the match against Hong Kong when former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi, who holds the record for most sixes in ODI cricket, said that he wanted to watch Virat Kohli’s innings. Were sitting and Virat was playing fine, but as soon as Kumar (Sun) came, he hit a four on the first ball, hit another four on the second ball, it seemed as if he had brought a license that he had nothing to give up.
The structure of domestic cricket and IPL in India has become so strong that many players who have played fearlessly over the years have challenged the senior players by making a place in the team. Gautam Gambhir raised another alarm bell by saying that Surya Kumar should be fielded at number three.
Surya Kumar Yadav was born in Mayanagari Mumbai on 14 September 1990 in a middle class family. Surya Kumar Yadav’s father’s name is Ashok Kumar and he is an engineer by profession. Surya Kumar is the only child of his parents. His mother’s name is Sapna Yadav. Surya Kumar Yadav’s wife’s name is Devisha Shetty.
Surya Kumar Yadav has completed his schooling from Atomic Energy Kendriya Vidyalaya Mumbai. Thereafter, Surya Kumar completed his B.Com degree in commerce from Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mumbai.
He wanted to become a cricketer since childhood. He used to play in his school’s cricket team. Seeing Surya Kumar’s inclination towards cricket, his uncle Vinod Kumar Yadav taught him the initial tricks of cricket. Surya Kumar Yadav’s first coach was his uncle Vinod Kumar Yadav.
Surya Kumar Yadav married his girlfriend Devisha Shetty on 7 July 2016 according to South Indian customs. He and Devisha Shetty met in the year 2012 at Mumbai’s Poddar Degree College. Devisha is a dancer and Surya Kumar was enamored of her dance.
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