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 in BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre).
His mother, Swapna Yadav, is a homemaker.
He used to play gully cricket in his early childhood, and his father spotted his talent at that time only. He then decided to hone his son’s cricket skills to the next level, and let him join a cricket camp in Chembur when he was 10 years old.
Later, Coach HS Kamath saw his exceptional talent in 12 years 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.
Suryakumar Yadav Biography:
|Full Name||Suryakumar Ashok Yadav|
|Date of Birth||September 14, 1990|
|Age||28 Years (in 2020)|
|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.|
|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 Suryakumar Yadav:
In February 2010, Suryakumar Yadav made his debut in List-A cricket from Vijay Hazare Trophy against Gujarat, 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 inning and got out at 7 runs in the second inning.
Later, he became the top run-scorer for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy 2011-12 season.
He scored a splendid double-century against Orissa and a hundred in the next match in the same Ranji season. Later, he performed equally well in the Duleep Trophy which also includes a century in it.
However, Kumar’s next season didn’t go well for him, as he scored only 73 runs in 6 innings.
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Suryakumar Yadav – The master of IPL:
Mumbai Indian bought Suryakumar Yadav for IPL 2012 but 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 Suryakumar Yadav after Mumbai released him for the trade. But 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 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, i.e., 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 franchise retained him for IPL 2020.
Facts about Suryakumar Yadav:
- He was awarded as the Best U-22s Cricketer of 2010-11 First-Class season. Yadav completed his 1000+ runs in his first 11 matches.
- He is very fond of Animals and Birds.
- He loves to watch Comedy movies. Golmaal, Hera-Pheri & Dhamaal are some of his favorite movies.
- Suryakumar’ 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.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the wife of Suryakumar Yadav?
Ans: Devisha Shetty and she is a dance coach.
Q2: What is the age of Suryakumar Yadav?
Ans: 29 years (in 2020)
Q3: What is the height of Suryakumar Yadav?
Ans: 180 cm ( 5ft. 11”)
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