It has been a dismal season for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League this year. The team failed to qualify for the playoffs but one MI cricketer will have happy memories of the season XI. Suryakumar Yadav, the prolific Mumbai opener had a memorable IPL this year scoring 512 runs. Yadav justified every penny paid to him by his IPL bosses. ₹3.2 Crore fees for IPL season may look tad too much for a domestic player but the uncapped Indian player finished number 9th on the Moneyball’s Impact rankings this season and number 15th on the value for money rank.
In the process, Yadav became the first uncapped Indian player to score more than 500 runs in the single edition of the tournament.
Now, the moot question – What did Yadav do with his IPL bounty of ₹3.2 crores.
The first thing Yadav did was to gift a car to his parents in Mumbai. He has posted an update on his Instagram handle to show the gift to his fans as well. He got a little emotional too as he recalled the time when his parents had gifted him his first car. He feels happy to gift them a car now.
“That moment when life comes to a full circle! An emotional moment indeed…. I was gifted my first car by none other than my parents. I am what I am because of them and it’s my absolute pleasure to gift them this beauty! Hope they enjoy their ride! Love you, Mom and Dad!! #77,” Suryakumar Yadav captioned the picture that he shared.
Before being picked by Mumbai Indians for the just concluded IPL season, the dynamic batsman was one of the batting mainstays of the Kolkata Knight Riders over the last few seasons of the tournament. He started off the season as a middle-order batsman this year. Soon, the Mumbai Indians thinktank decided to promote him up the order. For the first time in his IPL career, Suryakumar Yadav found himself opening the innings for his side. He was nervous but he ended up coming out with a very impressive performance. In his very first game as an opener, Suryakumar hit a fifty. He soon made it a habit to give good starts to his side throughout the league stages.
With IPL season concluded, now it is time for Yadav to celebrate by spending lavishly courtesy his IPL salary of 3.2 Crores.