Surya Kumar Yadav (The SKY):- Rising Star Of Indian Cricket

Surya Kumar Yadav

Indian Cricket has got a new gem in its Cricket Team which is Surya Kumar Yadav. This player’s capability has made him the Number 1 T20 Batsmen in T20 Format. Yadav has drawn comparisons to AB de Villiers who is also known as Mr.360 because of his ability to hit shots in every direction. In this article you will know about the Rising Star Of Indian Cricket- Surya Kumar Yadav (SKY).

Surya Kumar Yadav

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Suryakumar Ashok Yadav, also known as Suryakumar Yadav or Sky, is an Indian cricketer who plays for India in ODI and T20I formats. 

He represents the Mumbai cricket team in domestic cricket and plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. 

He is a right-handed versatile batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace and spin bowler. He made his Twenty20 International debut for the Indian cricket team against England on 14 March 2021. 

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India on 18 July 2021 against Sri Lanka. 

His jersey number is 63.

He made his T20I debut for India on 14 March 2021 against England.

Personal Life of Surya Kumar Yadav

Surya’s family roots are from Uttar Pradesh but he spent his childhood in Mumbai as his father moved to Mumbai for his job in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Surya was 10 Years old when his family moved to Mumbai. His father Ashok Kumar Yadav was an engineer at the BARC and his mother Swapna Yadav was a Housewife. 

Surya learnt the game while playing in the streets of Chembur. At the age of 10, his father saw his inclination towards the game and enrolled him in a cricket camp in BARC colony in Anushakti Nagar. 

He then went to Elf Vengsarkar Academy of former international cricketer, Dilip Vengsarkar and played age group cricket in Mumbai. He is an alumnus of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science.

On 7 July 2016 Yadav married Devisha Shetty. The couple first met in 2010 at a college programme. The couple soon became friends and later the friendship blossomed into love. Shetty is also a trained dancer and a dance coach.

International Career

In February 2021, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against England. It was his maiden international call-up to the India cricket team. 

He made his T20I debut for India on 14 March 2021, against England. 

He then played the fourth game of the series on 18 March and got his first opportunity to bat, and hit the first ball he faced in international cricket for a six, becoming the first Indian to do so in T20 International, and went on to score a half-century. 

The next day, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England. His game changing performances at No. 3 led him to being described as an “X Factor” player by his captain.

In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka. 

He made his ODI debut on 18 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka. On 21 July 2021, Yadav scored his maiden ODI fifty against Sri Lanka.

In July 2021, Suryakumar Yadav was called up as a replacement to India’s Test squad for their series against England. In September 2021, Yadav was named in India’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In November, he was added to India’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand.

In June 2022, he was named in India’s squad for their T20I series against Ireland.

In July 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored his maiden T20I century against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England scoring 117 off 55 balls. 

He is only the 5th Indian player to record a century in T20I, and only the 2nd to reach the mark batting 4th or lower. In October 2022, he became the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in T20I’s, reaching the mark in 573 balls against South Africa.

On 30 October 2022, Yadav was ranked first in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen.

On 27 October 2022, Yadav scored the fourth fastest half-century by an Indian batsman at a T20 World Cup, and his first at a T20 World Cup, reaching the mark in 25 balls against Netherlands at Sydney Cricket Ground.

In November 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored his second T20I century against New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, scoring 111* off 51 balls with the help of 11 fours and 7 sixes.

Surya became second Indian to score two centuries in T20Is in a calendar year and emulates Rohit Sharma’s record.

On 7th January 2023, Suryakumar Yadav Scored his 3rd T20 International hundred against Sri Lanka at Rajkot, India. He scored unbeaten 112 off 51 balls, which includes 9 sixes and 7 fours. He completed his century off 45 balls.

Surya Kumar Yadav  became the 2nd Indian to have 3 international T20 centuries.

Suryakumar Yadav hits his third T20I century in the span of six months, which equals Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro’s feat, and Suryakumar Yadav is the first batter in India who scored the first T20I Century for India in the year 2023.

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