Ind vs Eng – Shardul Thakur interviews Suryakumar Yadav: The two heroes of India’s win over England in the 4th T20 Shardul Thakur and Suryakumar Yadav decided to interview each other after the match. Check what they are asking each other –
After smashing a blistering half-century against England in the fourth T20I, Suryakumar Yadav said, ‘I have realized my big dream today’. Yadav who has been consistently winning matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL (IPL 2021) said, ‘I always dreamt of winning games for India’.
IND beat Eng, Suryakumar Yadav realizes his big dream
India won the game by eight-run and levelled the five-match series 2-2. Yadav played a knock of 57 off 31 balls decorated with three sixes and six fours which enabled India to post a competitive 185/8. His quick-fire knock awarded him the Player of the Match title in his just the second match. He played in the second T20I of the ongoing series but did not get a chance to bat in that game.
“Really happy with the way things went. I have always dreamt of playing for India and winning games for the team. Just trying to be myself, I keep talking to myself and keep things very simple. The team management and Virat asked me to keep it simple and do what I have been doing in the IPL all along,”Suryakumar Yadav said after the match.
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Yadav’s dismissal also sparked the debate over the on-field umpire’s soft signal. During India’s innings, two umpiring calls were a bit 50-50 and it could have gone either way. Suryakumar was sent back to the pavilion by Sam Curran.
The right-handed batsman tried to play a ramp shot but Dawid Malan ended up taking the catch. Replays indicated that the ball might have hit the ground when Malan was taking the catch, however, as the soft signal was out, the third umpire stayed with the on-field call citing “lack of conclusive evidence”.
IND vs ENG: Not disappointed with my dismissal, these things not in my control says Suryakumar Yadav
After registering an eight-run win in the fourth T20I against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium, India batsman Suryakumar Yadav on Friday said that he was not disappointed on his dismissal as some things are not in his control.
“Regarding my dismissal, not really disappointed because few things are not in my control. Things that are in my control, I try to control that and things outside that, are not in my hands,”
During India’s batting innings, two umpiring calls were a bit 50-50 and it could have gone either way. Suryakumar Yadav was sent back to the pavilion by Sam Curran. The right-handed batsman tried to play a ramp shot but Dawid Malan ended up taking the catch. Replays indicated that the ball might have hit the ground when Malan was taking the catch, however, as the soft signal was out, the third umpire stayed with the on-field call citing “lack of conclusive evidence”.
Surya was not included in India’s squad for the white-ball series against Australia. Talking about how he prepared for the series against England, Surya said: “I have always said that the passion for this game has always kept me going. I kept working hard, I only knew that I have one option and I try to do things that are in my control. I kept on working on my skills and fitness and I knew that when the time is right, an opportunity will come and I will grab it with both hands.”
“There were some butterflies, I was happy when I got to know that I will be playing at three, I knew what I had done before, I just followed the same process which I do while playing for my franchise. I knew this situation really well, I wanted to do the same things. I did not do anything different, I just expressed myself,” he added.
When asked about his approach when Virat Kohli got out, Surya said: “When Virat Bhai got out, Rishabh Pant came in to bat and he told me one thing that if you are playing well then try to take the game as deep as possible. That’s the thing which was going on in my mind, try and bat as deep as possible because we decided in our team meetings that someone from the top four has to take responsibility as it would be easier for the team to get a defendable total, but unfortunately I could not do that, really learnt from it and will rectify it in the next game.”