A 180 degree blow on nose while catching, had kept me away from cricket. And just when I picked the game again, listening to radio commentary, parents dispatched me to boarding school where playing cricket was a limited option.
But, first, the Little Master (Sunil Gavaskar) and then, contemporary Sachin Tendulkar would keep cricket alive in me until their retirements! During their career, alas, they never played the shots I would have liked them to!
Finally, a superb batsman seems to be on the prowl. Suryakumar Yadav is such a clean ball striker. That he can be a great cricketer is evident from his tremendous flashes, talent and power, even under pressure.
Suryakumar Yadav will be a superstar. (Say, Amen!) He’s such a clean ball-striker under pressure.
While Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and their likes could never inspire me so much so that I could write few words on them, Suryakumar Yadav is the man I can see my reflexes in.
Days are not far when Suryakumar could possibly be the first player to captain an IPL franchise without playing for India. He’s already been appointed his team KKR’s vice-captain.
As on date, Suryakumar has no popularity. (He should keep himself away from brands for some more years.) But this hot star with immense capabilities is the GenNext cricketer who can surprise cricket lovers for years to come. Bet.
His blitz in the opening IPL-8 match against Mumbai Indians took his team Kolkata Knight Riders home when crowd at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens had started biting nails.
He looks like an athlete, plays like an athlete. Watch him. Well this young boy is fabulous hitter.
Next time, you too would be murmuring: “That’s the cleanest hitting of the cricket ball I’ve seen in a while. Where was this Suryakumar Yadav hiding? What a talent!”
Man, earlier this year, Suryakumar had quit Mumbai captaincy to focus on batting. Is that news to you?
Ask him to describe himself in one sentence, he would open up, “Break the rules, never fear to express, stay humble.”