Indian swashbuckling batsman Suryakumar Yadav has expressed his emotions about what he felt after he saw his name in the Indian T20I squad for the upcoming five-match series against England.
Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rahul Tewatia, all the three cricketers who impressed one and all with their amazing performance in the IPL 2020, received their maiden call-up to the Indian side for the upcoming 5-match T20I series.
Ahead of the series, in an interview with BCCI, SKY revealed his feelings following his much-awaited selection for India. He also revealed that he started crying when he saw his name in the list and called his family. He said:
“I was very excited as I got to know about the selection. I was sitting in the room, trying to watch a movie, and got a notification on the phone that I was picked in the Indian team for England T20Is. I started crying after seeing my name in the team. I called my parents, my wife, and my sister. We had a video call and all of us started crying.”
“Along with me, they have also been trying to live this dream for a long time. It has been a very long journey and they are the ones who have stood by me throughout. It was really great to see them happy and have those tears of happiness. Everyone wants to play for India. But finally, my time has come,”
Furthermore, SKY expressed how he has always desired to play under the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He also claimed that he will get something to lead from his winning-attitude. HE said:
“Firstly, I am looking forward to spending some quality time with the team and soaking in the atmosphere when I reach Ahmedabad. I have always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli for a long time and I am excited to go and learn a lot from Virat as quickly as I can so that I can be a better player.