“You Didn’t Watch Me Bat As A Young Kid,” Rahul Dravid says of Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Dravid had a free-wheeling discussion following the completion of the third T20I against Sri Lanka in Rajkot.
Suryakumar Yadav, perhaps the best T20 hitter in the world right now, has practically given every other batters in the world an inferiority complex. Surya stunned the cricket world once more with his spectacular 51-ball 112 against Sri Lanka in the third T20I of the series in Rajkot. His coach, Rahul Dravid, who had a very different style of play when he was a batter, couldn’t help but poke fun at the attacking batsman after witnessing him score yet another run.
Suryakumar and Dravid were seen engaging in a free-wheeling conversation in a video released by the BCCI following the match. Dravid then mocked Surya, implying that the latter would never have seen him bat as a youngster, underlining the fact that, in comparison, he was a defensive batter during his playing days.
I have someone with me who, I’m sure, didn’t watch me bat as a youngster. I hope you did as well. Surya, you are outstanding. Just the way you’ve been. “Every time I think I’ve watched a better T20 innings, you show us something even better,” Dravid stated at the beginning of the film. In reaction to Dravid’s statement, Surya said: “I did”, before the India head coach continued saying: “I hope you didn’t, I am sure you didn’t”.
Suryakumar also detailed his strategy to the game after the game. Making a major admission, the seasoned hitter admitted that he puts himself under pressure even when preparing for a match in order to improve his ability to deal with similar conditions during the game.
“When preparation for a game, it is critical to put pressure on oneself. The more pressure you apply, the better your game will be. There is a lot of effort required. “There are some great practise sessions involved as well,” Suryakumar stated after his scorching century.
Surya said that a few of his strokes in the third T20I were pre-planned as he aimed to target the shorter boundaries. “Behind me were 59-60m of borders, so I attempted to clear them. There are a few pre-determined shots, but you must also be prepared for additional strokes.
“Most of the time, I try to locate the gap and use the field to my advantage, and Dravid lets me enjoy myself and tells me to express myself,” he explained. Suryakumar Yadav’s heroics helped India clinch the series 2-1 with a 91-run victory in the third T20I.