Suryakumar Yadav Captaincy Debut: No-Baggage Attitude After India’s Thrilling Win Over Australia
Suryakumar Yadav led India to a remarkable two-wicket victory over Australia in his debut as captain in the T20 International, showcasing a stellar performance with the bat.
Suryakumar Yadav, in his debut as senior India captain, steered the team to a thrilling two-wicket victory against Australia in the first T20 International. Despite leading the team, Yadav maintained a focused approach to his batting, leaving the pressures of leadership in the dressing room.
Expressing his pride in representing India, Yadav mentioned, “I think it’s a proud moment. It will take some time to sink in, but I’m very proud.” When asked about managing the dual roles of batting and leadership, Yadav emphasized, “I left the (captaincy) luggage in the dressing room. I just tried to enjoy my batting.”
Acknowledging Rinku Singh‘s crucial contribution, Yadav praised the team’s composure, stating, “The way the boys kept their nerve was great to see. It was a tailor-made situation for Rinku. His composure relaxed me also.”
Yadav also lauded Mukesh Kumar‘s performance in the final over of the Australian innings, calling it “huge” and highlighting the incredible effort of the fast bowlers that led to a remarkable comeback. Despite expecting dew, Yadav commended the bowlers for restricting Australia’s total, ultimately making the chase easier.
Reflecting on his partnership with Ishan Kishan, Yadav emphasized a positive approach, focusing on enjoying the game and expressing themselves freely, a strategy that paid off during the thrilling chase against Australia.