Suryakumar Yadav Biography – A versatile middle-order batsman from a typical middle-class family!
Family Background of Suryakumar Yadav:
Suryakumar Yadav was born on September 14, 1990, at Mumbai, Maharashtra. His father, Ashok Kumar Yadav, is an Engineer at BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre).
His mother, Swapna Yadav, is a homemaker.
He started playing gully cricket in his very early years, and immediately his father spotted his talent. His father then decided to hone Surya’s cricket skills to the next level, and enrolled him in a cricket camp in Chembur when he was 10 years old.
Later, Coach HS Kamath saw some exceptional talent in 12 year old Surya, and helped him a lot to improve his cricketing skills.
Then, he joined Elf Vensarkar Academy and started playing under the guidance of former Indian cricketer, Dilip Vengsarkar. And from then only he started playing age-group cricket for Mumbai.
Surya Kumar Yadav Biography:
|Full Name||Suryakumar Ashok Yadav|
|Date of Birth||September 14, 1990|
|Age||30 Years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Atomic Energy Central School, Mumbai|
|College||Atomic Energy Junior College, Mumbai|
Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mumbai
( 5ft. 11”)
|Family & Relationships|
|Father||Ashok Kumar Yadav|
|Coach||Vinod Yadav, HS Kamath, Chandrakant Pandit|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak &|
|Major Teams||India Under-23s, Mumbai,Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders.|
|T20I Debut||India vs England, Ahmedabad (March 14, 2021)|
|First-Class Debut||Delhi vs Mumbai, Delhi (December, 2010)|
|List-A Debut||Mumbai vs Gujarat, Ahmedabad (February, 2010)|
|T-20 Debut||Mumbai vs Hyderabad, Indore (March, 2010)|
Cricket Career of SKY:
In February 2010, Suryakumar Yadav made his debut in List-A cricket against Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he scored 41 runs with a strike-rate of 117.14.
The same year, in December, he made his First-Class debut by playing against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. He scored 73 runs in the first innings and got out at the score of seven in the second innings.
Later, he became the top run-scorer for Mumbai in the 2011-12 season of Ranji Trophy.
He scored a splendid double-century against Orissa and a hundred in the next match in the same season. He performed equally well in the Duleep Trophy.
However, Kumar’s next season didn’t go well for him, as he managed to score only 73 runs in 6 innings.
He played his first international T20 match against England on March 14, 2021, but didn’t get the chance to bat. However, in his second match, he played a brilliant inning of 57 runs in just 31 balls, befor getting caught by Dawid Malan.
Suryakumar Yadav – The master of IPL:
Mumbai Indians bought Suryakumar Yadav for IPL 2012, but he didn’t get many chances to play in the tournament, as the team was already loaded with players like Sachin, Jayawardene, and Gibbs.
He played only one match in the season and even in that match, he didn’t get the chance to bat. He remained in the same team for the next season too.
Then, in the IPL 2014, KKR bought Yadav after Mumbai released him. It became a blessing in disguise for him, as he played some wonderful cricket for his new IPL team as a middle-order batsman.
Later, he became the vice-captain of the team for the IPL 2015. Then, Mumbai Indians, again, bought him for whopping ₹3.2 Crores for the IPL 2018. He scored 512 runs in the season with a strike-rate of 133.33.
In the next season, in IPL 2019, he played some excellent cricket for MI. He scored 424 runs, including 2 fifties, in the tournament.
He even scored 71* runs in the final against CSK and lead his team to win the trophy. The franchisee retained him for the IPL 2020 and the IPL 2021 too.
Facts about Suryakumar Yadav:
- He was awarded as the Best U-22s Cricketer of 2010-11 First-Class season. He completed his 1000+ runs in his first 11 matches.
- Yadav is very fond of Animals and Birds.
- He loves to watch Comedy movies. Golmaal, Hera-Pheri & Dhamaal are some of his favorite movies.
- Suryakumar Yadav’s wife, Devisha Shetty, is a Dance Coach.
- He is also known as the ‘Tattoo Warrior’, as he has tattoos all over his body.
- Suryakumar’s wife has also a tattoo of his name on her neck.
- He started off his international career with a six on a short ball delivered by Jofra Archer.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the wife of Suryakumar Yadav?
Ans: Devisha Shetty
Q2: What is the age of Surya kumar?
Ans: 30 years (in 2021)
Q3: What is the height of Suryakumar Yadav?
Ans: 180 cm ( 5ft. 11”)
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