Suryakumar Yadav, the dynamic cricketer of Mumbai Indians, has made an unbelievable request to the team coach Mark Boucher. The request was made despite Yadav being hit above his eye during the match against Delhi Capitals earlier this week. The incident occurred when Yadav was fielding, and the ball hit him above the eye when he dropped Axar Patel in the 17th over.
However, this didn’t deter Yadav’s fighting spirit, and he made a surprising request to the coach, even when his eye was swelling up. After the match, Boucher revealed that Yadav approached him in the bathroom and said, “Coach, I want to bat at number 4.”
This incident shows the fighting spirit of Yadav, who has been batting at number 4 for Mumbai Indians since their opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite the setback, Yadav was determined to contribute to the team’s success and showed no sign of shying away from the tough situation.
Boucher commended Yadav’s character and remarked, “Individuals like him are assets to the team. They don’t shy away from challenges when the going gets tough; instead, they willingly step forward to face them. Kudos to him!”
Mumbai Indians registered their first win of the 2023 Indian Premier League season in a final-ball thriller against Delhi Capitals. The team cruised at 139/1 in the 16th over but faced a nervy collapse with Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rohit Sharma departing quickly. However, Tim David kept calm and took the team to victory with a clever double off the final ball.
The fighting spirit and determination of Suryakumar Yadav are an inspiration to many aspiring cricketers. Yadav’s selfless attitude towards the team’s success shows that he is a true team player and a valuable asset to Mumbai Indians.