Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians (MI) batsman has heaped rich praise on his IPL captain Rohit Sharma, hailing the 33-year-old’s jovial personality off the field and calling him the most perfect guy to be around.
Having been appointed captain of the Neeta Ambani-owned franchise in 2013, Rohit Sharma has led MI with distinction, winning an unprecedented five IPL titles-the most by any IPL team.
Suryakumar Yadav: Rohit Sharma Has Been Doing An Amazing Job As Skipper
Suryakumar Yadav, who was the third-highest scorer for the IPL 2020 champions, stressed the amazing job done by Rohit Sharma to carry MI to such dizzying heights.
The likes of keepers Ishan Kishan (516), Quinton De Kock (503), and batsman Suryakumar Yadav (480) were consistent with the bat to help the side clinch their 2nd successive IPL title. Jasprit Bumrah claimed 27 wickets at 14.96 to finish as 2nd leading wicket-taker in IPL 2020.
Speaking to Sports Today, Surya said: “I think he has been doing an amazing job and having 5 titles with Mumbai Indians is a proof of that. Result is in front of everyone.”
After decimating all their opponents on their way to their second IPL trophy on the trot, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have set their sights on becoming the first team in the history of the tournament to win a hat-trick of titles.
While Rohit Sharma appears to be a calm and astute leader on the field – much like MS Dhoni – Suryakumar Yadav revealed that his skipper is a fun-loving guy when he’s not playing cricket and this is what makes him unique. Rohit Sharma has so far led the Mumbai Indians to five title wins – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
“Off the field he is very different, he is very fun guy to be around. On the field everyone has seen him how he handles the situation and how he is there for everyone but off the field I think he is the most perfect guy to be around, he jokes around and even there he has a lot of knowledge to share to every cricketer out here. This is a very good point about him which makes him different,” finished Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar Yadav, fondly addressed as “Sky” by teammates and fans alike, recently made his international debut in India’s victorious three-match T20I campaign against England. The 30-year-old didn’t take long to impress as he smashed 89 runs at a strike rate of 185.4 from the two innings he played, including the fifty-first time he batted in his second game.
In the IPL, the right-handed batsman has established himself as one of the mainstays of Mumbai’s batting line-ups, having amassed 1416 runs from the 46 matches he has played over the last three seasons.
Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, is one of the most destructive opening batsmen in international cricket today having amassed the maximum(3) double tons. Rohit Sharma is also the fourth-highest run-getter in IPL history, having collected 5,230 runs in his kitty from 200 matches.
MI fans will be hoping the duo once again set the stage on fire to lead their team to their sixth IPL title. Mumbai starts their title defence in Chennai against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the inaugural match of IPL 2021.
MI Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla/ Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.