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About Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav, who was born on 14th September 1990 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, currently plays for the Mumbai team in first class cricket and for Mumbai Indians in the IPL (Indian Premier League). He is a right-handed batsman who sometimes also bowls occasionally. He belongs to a middle-class family from Mumbai. He started playing the game as a child in the streets of Mumbai. His father then noticed his deep interest in the game and made sure that he was enrolled in a local cricket camp.
When he got a bit older, his coaches appreciated his talent and then he was sent to the academy of veteran Indian cricket Dilip Vengsarkar where he went on to be groomed by him.
With regards to his first-class debut, then he made it in the 2010-2011 prestigious Ranji Trophy Season for Mumbai. He performed very well for the Mumbai team and in the 2011-2012 season, he was the lead scorer for the squad with him scoring 754 runs at a whopping average of 68.54. Noticing his budding batting talent, famous IPL franchise Mumbai Indians bought him for the 2012 season. Interestingly though, he got just one chance to represent the team in this season.
But in the later seasons, he has managed to perform quite well for the Mumbai Indians. In between, he also represented the KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) who bought him in the 2014th edition. While he has performed significantly well in first-class and IPL cricket, he is yet to make a debut for the Indian squad. And he keeps performing well, that day might not be far away.
If we talk about his nicknames, then they are Sky and Surya. As for some of the stats of his career, He has played 77 first-class matches with an average of 39.68 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav Wife
Yadav is currently married to Devisha Shetty, who happens to be from a South Indian family. She like Suryakumar is a follower of the Santana Dharma, (Hinduism). While she might be ethnically a South Indian, she too like Surya was born in Mumbai.
They got married on July the 7th, 2016. She also has a sister by the name of Deeksha Shetty. Her father’s name is Devdas Shetty and mother’s name is Lata Shetty. She is also quite well-educated and also has an MBS degree.
While Suryakumar hails from a middle-class family, Devisha’s father owns hotels and hence it relatively quite rich. Interestingly, she is also a dancer. With regards to age, she is almost 3 years younger than Surya.
If we talk about how Suryakumar got impressed by her, then it was because of her dancing skills. She was also involved in social work via an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization).
Suryakumar Yadav Net Worth
Whenever we talk about a domestically famous cricketer like Suryakumar Yadav, it is natural that we would be curious with the amount of money that he makes. He as of now is an integral part of the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL. With regards to his net worth, it is expected to be from 1 million US dollars to 5 million US dollars.
You might be thinking that this is quite less. But the fact is, Surya is yet to represent team India. Once he does that, his brand value will increase even more. Hopefully, that will happen real soon!
Why is Suryakumar Yadav called as ‘Sky’?
If we talk about the main reason why he is referred to as Sky, then it is because if you break up his name into three parts, (Surya, Kumar, Yadav) and take the first letters of each word, you will see that this turns out to be ‘SKY’.
Another well-known reason for him getting called as Sky is because of his batting style. He routinely smashes sky high sixes and hence is known as Sky. His fans are really looking forward to the day when he would be selected to play for the national cricket team at the international level.
If we talk about his T20 career, he has played 158 matches till now and has batted with a decent average of 31.29. He has also managed to hit 13 half-centuries till now. His performance was so great that he became the most valued uncapped player at the IPL 2018 auctions.
Suryakumar Yadav IPL Debut
Yadav made his IPL debut in the 2012 edition against the then team, Pune Warriors. This match was played on the home ground of Surya’s team, the Mumbai Indians. If we talk about his performance as a batsman, then he managed to score 0 runs after facing 4 deliveries.
With regards to the match itself, then it was held on 6th April 2012. Mumbai had won the toss and had taken the decision to bowl first.
Pune Warriors while batting first scored a decent total of 129 runs. The top scorers were Steven Smith (39 runs) and Robin Uthappa (36 runs). With regards to the bowling attack of the Mumbai Indians, almost all of their bowlers managed to take a wicket or two.
While fans had thought that Mumbai would easily chase the target, the end result turned out to be completely different. They managed to score just 101 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav IPL Records
As we all know that Suryakumar Yadav has been playing IPL since a very long time (since 8 years till now to be exact). It is quite natural that people would be curious to know about his IPL records.
If we talk about the latest IPL (2020 edition) which took place then he scored 480 runs in total in 16 matches with a great average of 40 notches per innings.
In this edition, he clocked his highest ever strike rate too till date in IPL. It was 145.01. It was also a great IPL for him because he also clocked his highest ever IPL score till date.
Besides all these things, he also managed to score 4 half-centuries in total. We would also like to share a fact that till now, he has just bowled one over in the IPL and this too happened in 2014. Hopefully, we will see Surya establish more and more records in IPL.