New Delhi. For the last few months, Suryakumar Yadav has left a different mark on world cricket with his batting. Seeing his batting style, only one question arises in the mind of every cricket lover that how he spoils the line length of dangerous bowlers like this. To find the answer to this question, when we learned about his cricket career, it came to know that he learned explosive batting from Australian great cricketer Steve Waugh. Surya Kumar had revealed in an old interview that he has taken inspiration from an Australian cricketer to dominate the bowlers.
Suryakumar Yadav told about his cricket journey in an interview given to ESPN Cricinfo. During this, he told how he became such an aggressive batter. Why did he adopt the attacking technique and what was the reason behind it. Suryakumar Yadav said, “I watch videos of any beautiful Test innings, ODI innings or T20 innings on YouTube because I like to watch and learn. I learn by watching what people do in those situations. By watching these videos, I learn what I can do better when I go out to bat. How can I improve my batting and what and how can I help my team.
Suryakumar Yadav told that this habit of his started in 2010-11, when I made my debut for Mumbai and this habit remains with me even today. Suryakumar Yadav told in this interview that he is a big fan of Steve Waugh. He told in this interview that he is especially fond of Steve Waugh’s innings of 1994-95, in which he was heavy on Curtly Ambrose.
Suryakumar Yadav told openly about this innings that how Steve Waugh’s innings increased his passion. He said, “I used to watch that video and see that when he was going to bat, he [स्टीव वॉ] What were you doing? What is their attitude? What is his intent when he is batting against the fastest and craziest fast bowlers in the world?”
He further said, “I learned only one thing from this video – attack. That’s the only thing and that’s how I used to bat when I started my Ranji Trophy career as well. I always felt that attack is my best defence. Whatever be the situation, try and put pressure on the opposition and see what is in front of you.”
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 15:16 IST