Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav feels that nothing has changed for him in IPL 2022 except adding a ‘retention’ tag to his name. Suryakumar, who missed the first two matches for Mumbai due to injury during the third T20I against West Indies in February, hit 52 off 36 balls in his first match against Kolkata Knight Riders, which included five fours and two sixes. .
He also shared a partnership of 83 runs in 49 balls with left-handed young batsman Tilak Verma. Yadav was one of the four retained by Mumbai ahead of the mega auction in February this year.
The right-handed batsman said, “Actually nothing has changed for me except retention. I think the responsibility has remained the same ever since I have been playing for Mumbai Indians since 2018. Nothing has changed.” Just got a new tag ‘Retention’.”
Suryakumar began his IPL journey with Mumbai in 2012 before becoming a regular at Kolkata Knight Riders from 2014 to 2017. Mumbai took him back in 2018 and he has been an important member of the playing XI apart from making India’s debut in T20Is and ODIs in 2021.
The 31-year-old said, “Absolutely (on the difference between Mumbai and Kolkata). Actually, both the franchises are completely different and professional. There (Kolkata) also I learned a lot. My role there was completely different. And when I came here (Mumbai) my role was different, but I am enjoying the role.”
Yadav, who likes blue, also said that he was working on maintaining his playing style before the start of the mega event.
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