Surya Kumar Yadav who broke the doors of fortune to enter into Team India at 30

Odiha News: The day of Saturday 21 February 2021 brought great news for Surya Kumar Yadav, which he had been waiting for many years. Team India was announced on Saturday, and the Mumbai batsman got a place in the team.

Suryakumar Yadav, who has been performing consistently well, was also expected to join the team that visited Australia last year. All the cricketers from Sachin Tendulkar to other prominent cricketers have raised questions about not selecting Surya Kumar Yadav in Team India.


Suryakumar Yadav, popularly known as Surya among friends and family, has been playing first-class cricket for almost 15 years. Still, at the age of 30, he has made history by being selected in Team India for the first time.

Early life of Surya Kumar Yadav

Shiv Kumar Yadav’s family is a native of Varanasi. Father Ashok Yadav’s entire family still lives in Saidpur, now in Hathoda village of Ghazipur. Suryakumar Yadav was educated in Mumbai only due to Ashok Kumar Yadav’s job in Mumbai. Surya Kumar Yadav’s father, Ashok Yadav, is an engineer at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center in Mumbai. His grandfather Vikrama Singh Yadav was an Inspector in CRPF and was also honored with President’s Police Medal in 1991.

Surya Kumar Yadav did his early education at the Atomic Energy Central School in Mumbai. B.Com from College of Commerce and Science Mumbai. In the early days of Surya, his coach was his uncle Vinod Yadav. Later he took training from Chandrakant Pandit and HS Kamat.

Marriage and family

Devi got married to his friend and dance coach Devisha Shetty in 2016. In 2012, Yadav first met his wife at R A Poddar College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. Surya Kumar was very impressed with Yadav’s batting when Surya Kumar was impressed by Devisha’s dance. Originally Suryakumar Yadav, a North Indian, and Devisha Shetty, a South Indian, fell in love in Mumbai.

Apart from father Ashok Kumar Yadav and mother Sapna Yadav he has a sister also named Dinal Yadav.

Career at a Glimpse

Suryakumar Yadav’s first-class cricket started in 2010. The next year, in 2011, Suryakumar Yadav scored the highest scorer of that season, scoring a double century against Odisha. He scored 200 from 232 deliveries with 28 fours and a six. Odisha medium-pace bowler Basant Mohanty finally bowled him. Mumbai declared at 529/8 in their first innings.

In reply, Odisha could just manage 93 innings in their first innings and 226 runs in their second innings. Mumbai won the match by an inning and 210 runs. Surya Kumar Yadav was named as the man of the match for his brilliant double ton.

In 2012, he got an opportunity to play in the IPL for Mumbai Indians following his brilliant performance in the domestic circle. But he did not get many opportunities that year. He was also a part of Mumbai Indians in 2013, but his game came to the fore in 2014 when he played for Kolkata Knight Riders. After that, he went on to perform well every year in the IPL. Then later, Mumbai Indians repurchased him and this time with more money and opportunity.

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Surya Kumar Yadav’s position in the highest-scoring (Total runs scored by a batsman) batsman list in IPL is at number 37. Surya Kumar Yadav has scored 2024 runs, playing 86 innings in 101 IPL matches. His highest score is 79 and his average is 30.2.

Surya Kumar Yadav was part of Team India in ODIs, and the T20 series played between India and England. He played three T20 matches while he did not get the opportunity to play in ODIs. He also scored a half-century in the three T20s played. Surya Kumar Yadav was seventh in the highest scorer in the IPL in 2020 with 480 runs.

He had four half-centuries in IPL 2020, hit 61 fours and 11 sixes. Suryakumar Yadav is also a very good athlete and also contributes to the team with his fielding.

Once former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris said that if Suryakumar Yadav is willing to play international cricket then he can come to New Zealand and he will be given this opportunity by New Zealand.

Surya Kumar Yadav and his fans will be eagerly awaiting IPL 2021. His fans will definitely want Surya Kumar to do well again, and his place in Team India will be confirmed. Surya Kumar Yadav would definitely like to secure his place in the T20 World Cup to be played in October 2021.

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