Suryakumar Yadav has been made the vice-captain of the Indian T20 team.
He was given this responsibility for the T20 series against Sri Lanka.
new Delhi. BCCI announced Team India a day ago for 3 T20 and as many ODI series against Sri Lanka. Many big names were missing from both the teams. Especially Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were not named in the T20 team. Rohit Jahan did not become a part of this team due to injury. At the same time, why Virat and KL Rahul were kept out of this team, no answer came from the BCCI.
Hardik Pandya was made the captain of this team, which was already discussed. But, there was another startling change. Suryakumar Yadav was made the vice-captain of the team for the T20 series against Sri Lanka. That is, Rahul was not only out of the team and his vice-captaincy also went away. Talk about this issue some other time. Now talk about making Suryakumar the vice-captain.
Everyone knows the kind of batting that Suryakumar Yadav did in T20 this year. He is the only batsman to score more than a thousand runs in International T20 in 2022. He has also scored two centuries. Perhaps this was the reason why the BCCI rewarded him for this performance by making him the vice-captain.
The very next day of getting this responsibility i.e. on Wednesday, Suryakumar scored 95 runs in 107 balls against Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. Even though he missed the century. But, with the help of his innings, Mumbai was rescued from the crisis. After the end of the second day’s play of this match, Suryakumar talked to reporters about his innings and getting the vice-captaincy of Team India.
Didn’t expect to get vice-captaincy: Suryakumar
On being made the vice-captain of the Indian T20 team, Suryakumar said, ‘It was not expected that I would get this responsibility. But, looking at the kind of performance that has been done this year, it seems that the reward has been received. Feeling pretty good. Excited to fulfill this responsibility.
‘Papa first gave me this information’
When Suryakumar was asked the question that who first informed him about being made the vice-captain, in response to this question, he said, ‘First of all, father forwarded me the list of the team announced by the BCCI. He remains very active on social media. As soon as this information came to my father, he forwarded it to me. Then I talked to my father and he also sent me a small message that don’t take pressure about it and enjoy your batting to the fullest.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 28, 2022, 20:28 IST