Star Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav has showered praise on Indian skipper Rohit Sharma for having the former’s back in all his tough times on the cricket field so far. Suryakumar Yadav has been a revelation in modern-day cricket as he has gone on to become the backbone of the Indian middle-order batting in the limited-overs format.

Recently, in the third and final T20I against England, he became the fifth Indian player to score a century in T20Is. It is widely regarded as his best knock so far in international cricket. Although India ended up on the losing side in that game, Suryakumar Yadav showed brilliance with the bat as even opposition skipper Jos Buttler admitted having no answers to his batting.

Suryakumar Yadav, India
Suryakumar Yadav. Image Credits: Twitter

Suryakumar Yadav Lauds Rohit Sharma

“He’s been watching me and talking about my cricket since I played domestic cricket. Coming into IPL in 2018-19 we used to talk a lot about my game, how I can improve, handle pressure situations and move forward and take the game ahead. We have had a lot of chat about my game and I have literally felt him on the ground whenever he’s leading. I have learnt a lot form him. I’m really happy he has shown a lot of confidence in me,” Suryakumar Yadav said.

Rohit Sharma Press Conference
Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: Twitter

“I still remember during 2021 IPL second leg, I was not going through a good patch and he was the one who had a lot of chat with me (and supported me). The way things are going, I would like to pay back that confidence by scoring runs and winning the game for the team,” added Suryakumar.

Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma also represent the same franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as both of them play for the most successful IPL team, Mumbai Indians. Suryakumar Yadav made his international debut against England back at home in 2021 as he smashed Jofra Archer for a six over third-man on his first ball of international cricket.

Team India will be playing the 3rd and final ODI of the series against England at Manchester on Sunday. This will be the series decider as both India and England have won a match each so far in the series. While India won the opening encounter by 10 wickets, England bounced back with a win in the 2nd ODI by 100 runs.

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