India’s star batter, Suryakumar Yadav has recently admitted that it can be quite tough sometimes for a cricketer to prove his worth.
He also says that when one starts playing the highest level of cricket, it becomes difficult to give results each and every time.
However, Surya always remains positive come rain or shine and never backs down from any opportunity in playing for India.
In a recent interview given to BCCI.TV, Surya made all these revelations of what it means to be playing on the big stage.
Moreover, in T20Is, Surya has become a household star, thanks to his firey batting and playing a variety of different shots.
Additionally, Surya also always thinks ahead of the bowler and knows exactly which shot he has to execute against which bowler.
Also, Surya makes sure that he plays the same way in all the matches that he is a part of for India.
Importantly, he also knows how to handle the pressure when it comes to tough games.
India have started their ODI series against New Zealand today at home where the first ODI is underway at Hyderabad.
Surya tells how he handles pressure during tough situations when playing for India
The first question that came up for Surya was how he handles the pressures and expectations of fans. To this, Surya says,
It is fun. It feels really great. Whenever you go to a different city, you are getting that recognition. At the same time, you can forget what you have been doing before achieving all this and how you have reached till here. It’s a little difficult sometimes, but I just try and remain the same.
Secondly, Surya was asked about how much excited he is about the upcoming ODI opportunities. He says,
I have always loved playing this format as well and I am really looking forward to doing well in this tournament. At the same time, nothing changes. The intent and the energy remains the same.
Adding further, Surya says,
I think I try to play situations, whatever situation I bat in. If I am batting at 4, 5 or 6, I look at the situation- what the team demands at the moment. Whatever the team demands, I just go through the motions.
While Surya has played 17 ODIs for India, he doesn’t have a good average in the format. His average is only below 30.
But, now he has a great opportunity ahead of him to improve this stat as he will be a starter in all three ODIs against New Zealand in the absence of Shreyas Iyer.
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