Suryakumar Yadav has spoken up about how sad he was since he was not selected for the Indian team’s tour of Australia the year before. The right-handed batsman revealed that he made runs in both the 2019 and 2020 IPL editions and in domestic cricket. We have discussed here about Why Did Surya kumar Omitted From India’s Tour Of Australia?
Why Did Surya kumar Omitted From India’s Tour Of Australia?
Yadav revealed that he was hoped to be selected in the Indian team for the series to Australia and that his prolonged quest to serve the Indian cricket team would give up.
“Almost half the IPL was over before that match (against RCB) happened. I still remember the Indian team (for the tour of Australia) was going to be announced. I had a good IPL 2019 and 2020 season, and I scored runs in domestic cricket as well”.
“I expected that I would get a call. It was not an arrogant thought like ‘yes, I am going to get a call’. But, back of the mind, there was this hope that the long wait would end,” said Yadav in a conversation with Vikram Sathaye.
Back of my mind, I was lost and disappointed: Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav said that he was dissatisfied when his identity was not included in the Indian team for the Australian visit. Yadav claimed that he went on a trip with his spouse to the seaside and was actually worrying about his Indian team rejection at the moment.
“When I saw the squad, and my name was not in it, I was a little disappointed. From my side, I was trying to do everything. I took my wife to the beach for walks, and missed a few practice sessions, as I was thinking about that (not being selected) only,” added Yadav.
Yadav further stated that after the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Zaheer Khan and Mahela Jayawardene approached him and advised him that this would be the biggest game for him to establish his potential. Yadav finished by saying that he had no idea what was going on around him while Zaheer and Jayawardene were interacting with him.
“One day, Mahela and Zak came up to me, and said that this was the perfect opportunity to prove myself as it was MI vs RCB. I said, ok, but back of my mind, I was lost and disappointed. I didn’t know what was happening even as the trainers and captain were speaking to me,” concluded Yadav.