Yadav learned cricket skills as a child while he was playing on the streets of Mumbai. This was after his father Ashok Kumar Yadav moved to Mumbai from Varanasi, working as an electrical engineer. When he was ten, his father noticed his interest in the game and enrolled him in a cricket camp in BARC in Anushakti Nagar. Afterward, he made his way to Elf Vengsarkar Academy, where he played age-group cricket. In 2010-11, Yadav made his first-class debut during the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai against Delhi.
|Full Name||Suryakumar Ashok Yadav|
|Born In||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Birth Date||14th September 1990|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Net Worth||3.2 Crores|
|Teams||Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, India, India A, India B, India C, West Zone, India Red, India Blue, India Under-23s, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai Cricket Association XI.|
In 2011-12, Suryakumar Yadav had his first-ever season for Mumbai, and he did not disappoint the team. He topped the run charts during the Ranji trophy. He is known as the batsman who is never afraid to innovate, and in 2011, he was signed by the Mumbai Indians in their squad.
Over the years, the young superstar has recorded excellent numbers in his batting style;
Suryakumar Yadav has worked hard and smartly to build his IPL, ODI, TEST, and domestic careers. Below are details;
During the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Suryakumar Yadav made his home team Mumbai proud by making his first List-A match against Gujarat. His performance made an impact on everyone, and within a short time, Suryakumar Yadav made his debut while playing T20s for Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In 2010, he received his first call for first-class cricket against Delhi.
Later he was appointed by the Mumbai team as a skipper. In 2018, he got included in the India A team. At the U-23 level, he recorded over 1000 runs and scored a double-century playing against Odisha in 2011-12.
While playing for Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav did not get the chance to explore his full potential. He spent some time on the bench, and he finally moved from Mumbai to Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL auction in 2014. After that, things changed for the young star, and he steadily rose to glory due to the trust and opportunity that his new franchise was giving him.
In 2015, he made history with his fastest runs which made Mumbai Indians repurchase him in 2018 during the IPL auction. During that same year’s tournaments, Yadav finished the match as the highest run-getter with 512 runs. He has been persistent with his performance in the IPL, and his team is expected to represent the country in the coming IPL soon.
In February 2021, Yadav was among the lucky ones selected to join India’s T20I squad. The series was played against England, and this was Yadav’s maiden international call. On 14th March 2021, he made his T20I debut against England, and on 18th March, he played his fourth game of the series, which gave him the first opportunity to bat.
He became the first Indian to hit the first ball in international cricket, and he, later on, scored a half-century. The following day, Yadav was named in India’s ODI squad for half series against England. His excellent performance did not let him down as he kept getting chances to play in India’s squads. In June 2021, Suryakumar was again named to join India’s T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Moving to 18th July 2021, Yadav got his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, and he scored his maiden ODI fifty against Sri Lanka on 21st July 2021. In the same month, he was named a replacement in India’s Test squad against England, and in September 2021, he was also named in India’s squad for ICC 2021 Men’s T20 world cup.
He made a double-century in domestic cricket against Odisha. During the 2018 IPL, he was registered as the highest run-getter for the Mumbai Indians. During that season, he recorded 512 runs. Additionally, Suryakumar Yadav has been a valuable part of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy. When he was with the Kolkata Knight Riders, he was chosen as the vice-captain.
Yadav is a young cricketer who has proven that he can deal with the pressure of the game. He understands how to compose himself and keep calm during pressure moments, and this has made him the best player so far. He may be yet to break the national circuit, but he has impressed many selectors and fans alike with his techniques and performance during different matches. His future in cricket is quite promising.