I will get to learn so much from our captain Virat Kohli: Suryakumar Yadav on maiden India call up
Suryakumar Yadav has been one of the most consistent performers in the Indian Premier League and it came as a surprise to many when he was not considered for the Indian team last year. However, the new year brought new surprises for the Mumbai batsman as he was selected in India’s T20I squad for the 5-match series against England.
SKY, as he is fondly called by his teammates, said that he is planning to learn a lot from the India captain Virat Kohli.
"I have already started thinking about how I am going to spend time with all the greats over there. I will get to learn so much from our captain Virat Kohli and then there is Rohit Sharma, everyone, A-Z all the players. I am really looking forward to spend quality time, grasp as much as I can," the 30-year-old said, while talking to Sports Today.
"There were a few instances during the IPL where I used to dream about winning games for India and I think the opportunity for me has come at the right time. It's on me how I take it and how I make full use of it.
"Not thinking about too much, I would say, I would go one step at a time, take one game at a time. I have a few plans. Obviously, I would love to go ahead and explore in this series," Surya added.
Yadav also talked about the feeling of representing the country for the first time at the highest level.
"I am feeling proud that I am going to represent my country in the coming month. I think I went in the flash where everything from where I started cricket, how my parents supported me, everything started playing in my mind when I got the news yesterday," he added.
"And I actually came from practice, I was sitting in the room, waiting to go for a shower and that time I got the news, I was very happy. I was just sitting in one place and thinking, there were a lot of butterflies, yes," he further said.
"The brand of cricket the Indian team is playing is unbelievable. I have following them for a long time. Looking at the players, their contribution, the way they are playing, the way they are lifting their game against different teams has been unbelievable.
"After having that historic win in Australia, I am sure the confidence of the team has gone way above other teams. I am really excited to join them and feel the same thing. I think this time India will win the T20 World Cup in India," he signed off.