Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav hasn’t had the best of form in the 2023 edition of IPL. In two games he was able to muster only 16 runs and 3 of those innings ended in golden ducks. Former all-rounder Tom Moody weighed in on the matter in an interview with ESPNCricinfo, saying that Suryakumar Yadav not scoring runs over a period of time indicates that the batter is only “human”.
Moody also opined that luck hasn’t favoured the Indian batsman of late. He went on to explain that while the batter is trying his best, itsy bitsy elements may have forced him to question himself and lose confidence. That is why it is important to remember that sport will expose the human side with its vicious cycle of vulnarabilities.
Despite being out of form, Suryakumar still managed to show glimpses of his real talent against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He got out though while trying to go aerial off a delivery by Michael Bracewell, and in the match against Chennai Super Kings, it was left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner’s turn to keep the batsman quiet.
Suryakumar is set to get another chance to redeem himself against the Delhi Capitals led by David Warner in MI’s next game on April 11.
Tom Moody is a former Australian cricketer and coach who is currently the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Moody has previously served as the coach for Sri Lanka and ran prestigious teams such as the Western Warriors, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He boasts an enviable domestic record, having won five Sheffield Shield titles and the Champions League T20 in 2014 with Kings XI Punjab.
Suryakumar Yadav is an Indian cricketer who represents Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Previously a domestic stalwart, Yadav’s performances in T20 cricket led to him being selected for the India National Team by selector MSK Prasad after performing exceptionally well in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy. Nicknamed ‘SKY’ by teammates, Suryakumar made his international debut against New Zealand in February 2020 and performed well in subsequent T20 and ODI series.