Suryakumar Yadav showed his class in the first T20I against New Zealand. The right-handed batter, who failed to get a proper game time in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup, scored 62 off 40 balls to help India beat New Zealand by five wickets.
Yadav notched his highest T20 score for India, including six fours and three sixes. He has scored three fifties in the shortest format of the game. SKY is the second Indian after Yuvraj Singh to score his first three T20I fifties with a strike rate of more than 140.
“I have not been doing anything different, just being myself whatever I have doing since the last 3-4 years. I bat the same way in the nets and replicate the same in the middle. I try and put a lot of pressure on myself in the nets, for example if I get out I just try to come out of the nets and try and think what better I could have done and it really helps when I play in the middle,” Suryakumar added.