Former T20I captain Virat Kohli has been praised by Suryakumar Yadav for giving up his batting position. In India’s five-wicket triumph, Suryakumar was the batting hero. In the first T20I of the three-match series in Jaipur, India defeated New Zealand. As India chased down 165 to take a 1-0 lead in the series, Yadav smashed 62 off 40 balls. The Team India cricketer was asked to elaborate on Kohli’s decision to send him. At No. 3 in India’s last T20 World Cup 2021 encounter against Namibia. Kohli is being praised for letting him finish the game. India dominated to a 133-point victory. Suryakumar pointed out that Kohli was not the first player to give up his batting position.
“I was really disappointed when I missed the New Zealand game with back spasms. I wanted to make a mark in the T20 World Cup so it was nice of him,” Suryakumar Yadav said.
“Also, I still remember when I made my batting debut, he was the one who sacrificed his position and let me go at No. 3 when I played against England and he batted at 4. It was the same thing. He asked whether I want to go in so that I get some World Cup game time. It was really nice of him and I enjoyed coming back not out in that game,” Yadav said.
Suryakumar Yadav has batted at No. 3 and No. 4 and has looked. At ease more often than not. And asked if he likes any specific batting slot. Yadav pointed out that he has batted at every position from opening to No. 7 during his career.
“It’s not like I want to bat at any specific position. I am happy to bat anywhere. I have been batting at the No. 3 position for my franchise for the last three years so it was nothing different for me. I just go out and express myself, the way I do in the nets. Also, I have followed the same process for the last 2-3 years. I don’t try and do anything different. I just want to go out and enjoy myself,” Yadav said.