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Rahul Dravid leaves Suryakumar Yadav in splits: 'As young kid you didn't watch me bat'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 January 2023, 15:11 IST
Rahul Dravid leaves Suryakumar Yadav in splits

One of the best T20 batter in the world at the moment, Suryakumar Yadav has literally been giving an inferiority complex to all other batters in the world. With his remarkable 51-ball 112 against Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I in Rajkot, Suryakumar once again left the cricketing world in shock.

His coach Rahul Dravid, who had a different style of play during his time as a batter, could not resist making fun of the attacking batter after seeing him score yet another T20 hundred.

In a video posted by BCCI, Surakumar Yadav and Indian head coach Rahul Dravid could be seen involved in a free-wheeling chat. It was then that Dravid made fun of Suryakumar, suggesting the latter would've never seen him bat as a child, highlighting the fact that he was a defensive batter during his playing days, in comparison.

"I have someone here with me, who I am sure, as a young kid, didn't watch me bat. And I hope you did. Surya, exceptional. Just the form you have been in. Every time, I think I haven't seen a better T20 innings, you show us something even better," said Dravid at the start of the video

Responding to Dravid's comment, Suryakumar said: "I did", before the India head coach continued saying: "I hope you didn't, I am sure you didn't".

Here's the video:


Following the match, Suryakumar also elucidated his outlook toward the game. Making a big confession, Suryakumar said that he puts himself under pressure even while getting ready for a match, in order to get better at dealing with such situations during the game.

"It is really important to put pressure on yourself when you are preparing for the game. The more pressure you put, the better you can play. There is a lot of hard work involved. Some quality practice sessions are also involved," Suryakumar said.

Talking about his innings in the 3rd T20I, Suryakumar admitted that a some of his shots were pre-determined as he tried to target the shorter boundaries.

"The boundaries behind were 59-60m, so I tried to clear them. There are a few shots that are pre-determined but you have to be ready for other strokes as well.

"Most of the time, I try to find the gap, and use the field to my advantage, Dravid lets me enjoy, and tells me to express myself," he said.

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First published: 8 January 2023, 15:08 IST