Suryakumar Yadav had a dream in 2022. Whatever he touched, turned into gold. The 32-year-old was in sublime touch scoring runs for fun. To make it more memorable, Yadav was handed the T20 vice-captaincy for India during the Sri Lanka series, starting on 3 January.
Gautam Gambhir feels that people should not think much about the vice-captaincy being handed over to Suryakumar Yadav in T20 Internationals for India.
“I don’t think we need to look into it that much because we have to wait and watch once Rohit comes into the T20 squad whether they are going to still continue with Hardik as the captain and Surya as the vice-captain. We will have to wait and watch because how many options did you have with this young squad?”
“I think Surya is one guy who has shown that you can actually be a T20 format player and from T20 you can go on to play one-day cricket and then probably be in the reckoning for the Test matches as well.”
Product of the IPL
“He is actually a product of the IPL. His IPL numbers are incredible if you compare them to his numbers in first-class cricket. But it’s always good when people like Suryakumar Yadav, who has gone through the grind in first-class cricket, have grabbed whatever opportunities they have got with both hands.”
About the role of vice-captaincy
“Now he has been trusted with leadership and being the vice-captain of the country is always a great honor. So I am sure he is going to do a good job. Even if Rohit Sharma comes in and the selectors feel that Hardik is the right guy and Surya is the vice-captain, you can’t keep chopping and changing. If this is your leadership core, so be it.”
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