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Suryakumar Yadav was the vice-captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for four years before joining Mumbai Indians in 2018.
Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav turned 31 on Tuesday. However, he has to spend his birthday in quarantine in UAE. He has returned to the UAE for the IPL from England along with other Mumbai Indians players. They will have to stay quarantined there for 6 days. Suryakumar, who made his T20 debut against England in the domestic season this year and ODI against Sri Lanka, has also been included in the T20 World Cup. He has now become a regular member of the India team.
First Indian batsman to hit a six off the first ball in T20 Internationals
Suryakumar was included in the squad for the 5 T20I series against England earlier this year. He did not get a chance in the playing XI in the first match. He was included in the playing XI in the second T20, but did not get a chance to bat, while for the third match he was not included in the playing XI and the doors were closed for the remaining two matches as well. While Ishan Kishan got a chance in the fourth match due to injury, Suryakumar took advantage of the opportunity and scored 57 runs in 31 balls. He hit a six off the first ball. After that, he never looked back.
Former KKR team vice-captain
Suryakumar Yadav was the vice-captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for four years before joining Mumbai Indians in 2018. In the mega auction in 2018, Mumbai Indians included him in their team by bidding 3.2 crores.
Great performance in IPL of 2020
IPL 2020 was the best season of Suryakumar Yadav. He scored 480 runs at an average of 40 in 16 matches he played for Mumbai Indians in 2020. He also hit 4 fifties this season. Apart from this, he scored 424 runs at an average of 32.61 in 2019 and 384 runs at an average of 36.57 in 2018. He has so far scored 2197 runs in 108 matches of IPL at an average of 29.68.
Brilliant innings in ODIs against Sri Lanka
Suryakumar made his ODI debut on the Sri Lanka tour. The innings played against Sri Lanka in the second ODI was memorable. Team India needed 276 runs to win in this match. Team India, chasing the target, was in an uncomfortable position after losing five wickets for 116 runs in just 18 overs. In such a situation, Suryakumar Yadav not only handled the Indian innings, but also led the team to victory and also took three wickets in 44 balls in this match.
Fell in love with dance, married after 5 years of dating
Suryakumar did love marriage with South Indian girl Devisha in 2016. When Surya was 22 years old and was a B.Com first year student. Then 19-year-old Devisha had just passed 12th and took admission in the same college where Surya studied. Devisha’s dance in a program made Surya crazy for her. On the other hand, Devisha liked Suryakumar’s batting a lot. After dating each other for 5 years, both gave a name to this relationship and got married on 7 July 2016.