Suryakumar Yadav of India plays a shot during the T20 International match between India and New Zealand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, India on November 17, 2021.
India’s star performer in a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I in Jaipur, Suryakumar Yadav, said the Sawai Mansingh wicket played a trick or two in his chase as it slowed down in the closing stages.
Riding a high of 62 off 40 balls from Yadav, India were running to win at 144/2 in one leg. However, Trent Boult (2/31) Taking two wickets at the time of death – which included Yadav – made victory difficult for India.
Rishabh Pant (17* off 17*) hit a four in the final over to seal the hosts’ victory Rohit Sharma Tasted his first win as the team’s full-time T20 captain.
Suriya, who took the man of the match award, said, “The ball was coming well with the dew coming on and later it got really slow but cheered towards the win in the end.”
Asked what specific preparations he has done over the years to improve his game, the Mumbai batsman said sweating in the nets helped.
He said, “I am not doing anything different, just what I have done for the last 3-4 years. I bat the same way in the nets and repeat the same in between.”
“I try and put a lot of pressure on myself in the nets, for example, if I get out I just try to come out of the nets and think about what I could have done better and when I play So it really helps. Middle.”