After guiding Mumbai Indians (MI) to victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Suryakumar Yadav said that he badly wanted to play as a finisher for his side. The Mumbaikar remained unbeaten and scored 76 off 43 balls to chase down 167 runs target.
Suryakumar Yadav had got the opportunity a couple of times to finish the job for MI, but he has not managed to capitalize on them. But finally, the top-order batsman accomplished it against RCB.
While receiving the Man of the Match award, the 30-year-old said that for a long time, he was working on how to get the job done. Although he bats at number three, he wanted to seal the deal. And at last, after putting in efforts, he is glad that he has achieved what he wanted.
“I was looking to finish games for a long time. Sitting in the room, I used to think how to do it. I wanted to know what my game was exactly and just go out and do it,” he said on receiving the Man of the Match award.
I have been loving the No. 3 position, but I wanted to finish off the game, which is why I am glad with this effort.
Rohit Sharma Told Me I’ve Played Enough Cricket, Have to Finish Games – Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav revealed that the skipper Rohit Sharma has also motivated him to push his limits and get the job done for Mumbai Indians.
“When we started the tournament, the team management and Rohit came up to me and said I think you’ve played enough cricket now, it’s high time you take the game deep and bat as long as possible, it provides a good platform for the team and is good for you as well. I badly wanted to do it and I’m really happy with it.”
Mumbai Indians won the match by five wickets against RCB and have maintained the number one position in the points table.