‘Where are my runs?’, Suryakumar Yadav wondered during lean patch | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The last 15 months have been a rollercoaster for world No. 1 hitter T20I Suryakumar Yadav. From reaching the zenith in the shortest format to a series of low scores and then coming back between runs, life on the pitch has been full circle for Suryakumar.
Reflecting on her journey to the top to reach the nadir and climb back to the top, Surya insisted on having a “balanced life”. Throughout the phase, the swashbuckler realized the importance of having a balance in life regardless of the results on the field.
“I think it’s very important to have that balance in life. That’s what I’ve learned from last year and from that. Last year was full of ups. This year it’s started like I wanted but suddenly (there was) three-four ducks in four-five games,” Suryakumar told the media here on Saturday ahead of MI’s must-watch IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He had learned to take things in stride and get a little perspective on how things might turn out.
“I realized that if you create that balance in your life…whether you’re doing well or not. It’s hard because it’s a human tendency. It’s very easy to say balance, stay grounded It’s very easy. But to implement what in real life is difficult,” he sounded a bit philosophical.
“If you create that balance of staying the same with your friends and family when you score as when you don’t, then that really reflects in the game,” he added.
In the ICC rankings, Surya with 906 points is far ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan (811) among T20 international hitters before he was faced with harsh reality in the home series against Australia.
The long-awaited debut of the test in Nagpur did not go as planned, then there were successive ducks in the ODIs, followed by a poor first phase of IPL before the return of vintage ‘SKY’, bringing the MI back in the playoff race.
Surya had a mediocre first four games before finding his groove to hit 486 points from 13 games with a healthy 186 plus strike rate and a century against the Gujarat Titans that will long be remembered.
“I felt it over the last month. At the start of the IPL, I started thinking, ‘where are my races!’ But then I started doing the same things that helped me do well last year and everything fell back into place,” Suryakumar said.
Surya said the pressure was always there, regardless of points scored or not.
“The pressure is always there. Whether I get races or not, I always feel the pressure. If someone says there is no pressure, they are lying. It’s good to have that pressure and butterflies when you go to bat. That’s how you overcome it and become a better cricketer,” he said.
Surya said Mumbai Indians are not worried about other results and will be watching other matches closely. The results of other matches can influence MI’s chances in the play-offs.
“We can just sit back and watch the games today (Saturday) and when we come tomorrow (Sunday) we will know what is in our hands and what we need to do in the future.
“We will focus on what we have done and not on what is happening on the outside. What works for us, I think, is important to stick with and move on,” said he declared.
Talking about his incredible hitting that took him to No. 1 in the world rankings, Suryakumar said he didn’t have the strength to hit power sixes, but focused on shots that made him run.
“I also save a few (shots) for the game, but yeah, whatever shots I play in the match, I would have played them somewhere already, in training or in a match or I would have practiced them somewhere. go.
“And if I haven’t played a specific shot in practice, I keep playing it in my head, thinking about where I can get the ground runs, or I could play another shot,” did he declare.
His game is very much about precision and not exactly about power.
“I try to play on the court, I don’t have a lot of power to hit long sixes but I try to play less risky, high reward shots. I try to play as long as possible for the crew.
“During practice, I keep playing these shots but I don’t hit a lot. Maybe 15-20 minutes, and when I get the feeling I go out,” he added.
Suryakumar says adding new moves to his arsenal is not something he is working on.
“The ground is so vast, there are still so many areas that need to be explored. But like I said, I’m not trying to do anything different. When things are going so well, why do you need to look for a new area?” he said.
Do the seams on the left arm bother him more? “It’s (strike rate) above 100 just right? (laughs). I don’t focus much on one particular type of bowler because I know there are different types of bowlers coming into the world. game.
“I know if I slow down somewhere I have the ability to cover myself later, and if you see the overall strike rate is over 170 (laughs again),” he said.
MSD doesn’t always talk about cricket
Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t always talk about cricket with him but about how his mind works and if he is still rooted to the ground despite all the successes.
“When we played against them (CSK) here, it’s funny, we weren’t talking about cricket. He asked me if everything was fine at home, if everything was fine between my ears… my mind was going GOOD ?

“And the third thing he asked was what car am I going to buy next. It’s always nice and fun to chat with him. Recently when we went to Chennai, we had a long chat. He always told me to be grounded and never forget your roots.”
(With PTI entries)


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