Former India batsman VVS Laxman called Suryakumar Yadav a role model for young cricketers. Star Sports show Game Plan, he explained why the ‘positive run getter’ deserves to be in the T20 Indian National cricket team.
VVS Laxman on Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav is expected to make his debut for India in the five-match T20I series against England. Yadav, who has been a mainstay for Mumbai Indians finally managed to earn his maiden call-up for the national team. Former India batsman VVS Laxman called Suryakumar Yadav “an excellent role model for young cricketers” and also explained his reasons for doing so. “He deserves it, I think he is a great role model for youngsters, especially in India; because they lose patience very quickly – because all positive run-getters in first-class cricket expect to get into the Indian team – but it is difficult.”
Why Suryakumar Yadav deserves a spot in the Indian cricket team?
Suryakumar Yadav has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket as well. Laxman recalling the same, opined, There is so much of quality, so much of talent and so much of competition, but what did Suryakumar do? – he goes back to first-class cricket, scores runs for Mumbai, whenever he gets an opportunity for Mumbai Indians – he is a positive run-getter, plays in tough situations, and wins the match and that’s what you expect from a player.”
Many experts have backed Suryakumar’s inclusion in the Indian team. VVS Laxman is no exception. Speaking about Yadav’s national call which seems to be a bit late by many, Laxman said, “Ultimately there is a saying which my coach taught me early on, ‘If the selectors are not opening the door, break open the door!’, the only way you can do that is by your performance – we’re not sure if he will get to play in the playing XI but he definitely deserves a spot in the squad of that T20 Indian team.”