The Virat Kohli-Suryakumar Yadav stare-off has been the latest talking point in Indian Cricket. Having missed a place in the national team as part of the tour to Australia next month, he let behind his dissappointment and came up with a match-winning knock that helped get over Kohli’s team. Proceedings of the match witnessed a stare-off between Yadav and Virat Kohli. In the aftermath, Suryakumar Yadav’s old tweet praising Virat Kohli went viral on social media.
“God bats for India at No.3” – Suryakumar Yadav’s Tweet
The national team selectors probably have a strong reason to back their exclusion of Suryakumar Yadav from the squad that is slated to tour Australia later next month. In the melee that has followed ever since the stare-off with Virat Kohli, an old tweet of Suryakumar Yadav has been doing the rounds on social media. The tweet, posted in 2016 has Yadav praising Kohli for his batting heroics and even calling him to God. The tweet read – In the big SHOES. Where there is pressure dr is him. I have seen GOD walking at Number 3 for India to bat.
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) March 20, 2016
Suryakumar’s Blistering Knock Sinks RCB
After failing to make it to the squad that will tour Australia next month, Suryakumar Yadav turned up with a blistering knock for the Mumbai Indians that saw them beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high intensity game. All of 2 valuable points were up for grabs in a game that will be best known for the stare-off between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav.
“Be Patient and Strong” – Ravi Shastri Advices Suryakumar Yadav
Being patient is the need of the hour, and that’s the advice senior team coach Ravi Shastri has adviced Suryakumar Yadav. Missing out on a place in the national team is dissappointing but not the end of it. In a motivating message, Shastri tweeted – “Surya namaskar Folded hands. Stay strong and patient @surya_14kumar, #MIvsRCBm”. It’s just the kind of backing that a player needs to come back strongly from a dissappointment.