Suryakumar Yadav has been a major threat in T20Is, no doubt about it. And his No. 1 rank as a T20I batter is proof of it. His T20 exploits and 360-degree style batting helped him find his way into India’s ODI World Cup 2023 squad. The team management believed in his abilities and the head coach Rahul Dravid said that he was still finding his way into the ODI format.
And, going by his performances in the World Cup, especially in the final, Yadav has still not found his way in the ODI format. Yes, the pitch for the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday may have been on the slower side. He walked out to bat not at his customary No. 6 position but at No. 7 with the hope that his T20 style of batting would come in handy and fetch India some quick runs. But that didn’t happen as he was able to score only 18 runs off 28 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav is likely to lead the Indian team in the T20I series against Australia
Meanwhile, the right-hander recently took to social media to express his disappointment over the heartbreaking 6-wicket loss to Australia in the World Cup final on Sunday. He thanked the fans for constantly supporting the Indian team throughout the tournament. However, fans, who are still recovering from the loss slammed him for his disappointing knock.
This will take some time to sink in.
Together in win, and in loss. Nothing will take away what this team means to all of us ♥️
We felt your immense love, support and energy everytime we stepped on the field. THANK YOU🇮🇳
Congratulations to the Australian side 👏 pic.twitter.com/CxbfCtbpcG
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) November 20, 2023
“Heartbroken, this will take some time to sink in. Together in win, and in loss. Nothing will take away what this team means to all of us. We felt your immense love, support and energy every time we stepped on the field. THANK YOU, Congratulations to the Australian side.” he tweeted.
Suryakumar might be seen leading the Indian team in the upcoming 5-match T20I series against Australia starting from November 23. However, the announcement is yet to be made. The team for the series is also yet to be announced. The senior players are likely to be rested and the youngsters or new faces will be seen playing the T20I series.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Batting was the only role you had in the team, In last five overs you kept giving strike on last balls to Kuldeep Yadav.
And kuldeep indeed batted better than you!!
50 runs in last 5 overs was all the difference in this game!! And you have done it again and again for so many… pic.twitter.com/25NqXD0x6e
— GT9 (@gourav9489) November 20, 2023
Bhau Kindly Play and Score in IPL only, because World Cup Final jaise chote mote match me toh vaise bhi last ball pe single le leke strike toh bowlers ko deni hoti hai 😷👏🏻
— Bored_biotechnologist (@imbb_vhc) November 20, 2023
Don’t worry bro soon we have IPL where you can perform
There you will never ever score 18 of 28 as you will play for money not for country
— Telugu Box office (@TCinemaFun) November 20, 2023
We r proud of you ❤
— 🇮🇳 Rakesh Tiwari (@Rakeshtiwari__) November 20, 2023
Ignore all the hate. You will bounce back 👍🏻
— 𝐒𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐌𝐒𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧™ (@Itzshreyas07) November 20, 2023
We paid you well bro but your loyalty is always towards MI. Why bro?
— Suresh samy (@sureshsamy28) November 20, 2023
Stay strong sky , 2027 🤞
— Useer45 (@140of113) November 20, 2023
Stick to T20s only. World cup isn't far!
— Ajitdeep (@CHAIHOLIC_) November 20, 2023
You are the main reason for the loss
— Troll Mafia (@offl_trollmafia) November 20, 2023