Suryakumar Yadav registers his name in international cricket format by hitting an impressive six of the very first ball he faced in his debut match.
He made his debut in the 2nd T20I against England but he did not get to bat. Suryakumar missed the 3rd T20I, but then returned in the 4th match to smash 51 runs off 37 balls.
SKY became the first Indian and third overall cricketer to smash the first ball in T20 international for a six. Suryakumar hooked pacer Jofra Archer for a six after coming on to bat at number three.
Suryakumar Yadav Opens on Hitting First ball six
Speaking in a recent video uploaded on Mumbai Indians’ Youtube channel, Suryakumar Yadav said revealed how excited was he to go and bat for the first time in an Indian jersey.
“If you must have seen, I was very excited at that time. Obviously, I wasn’t happy because Rohit Sharma had just got out. But when it was going in, I was so excited, I ran in to bat. I had waited for a long time (for this opportunity),” he said.
“Sitting in the dressing room, I had thoughts like – when will the match start? When will my turn come to bat? When I wore my pads and came out to sit in the dugout, I was a little nervous. It is important to be nervous. If you are not nervous, how will you go in and perform?” Suryakumar Yadav added.
WATCH Suryakumar Yadav Talks about First ball six
“As I was running in to bat, everything started running in my mind. I was thinking what do I do when I bat at number three for other teams, not only for Mumbai Indians but even for my state back home. I got an answer when I was taking my guard, that I shouldn’t do anything different. I just need to keep playing as I have done throughout my career. Be yourself. I have reached this point by doing the same things,” he further said.
The batsman recalled the six he hit off England pacer Jofra Archer on the first ball itself that showcased his intentions.