Surya Kumar Yadav, a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, was born on September 14, 1990, in Mumbai, India. He is currently one of the most well-known names among India’s uncapped players.
Surya made his List-A debut for Mumbai against Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on February 11, 2010. He scored 41 points in 37 balls and was the match’s second highest scorer.
He made his T20 debut for Mumbai against Hyderabad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy a few months back. He was dismissed for 5 runs, and the team endured a humiliating 7-wicket loss.
This young lad was offered another chance at the end of 2010, when he made his first-class debut against Delhi. Surya was clearly not in the mood to share the spotlight this time, as he smashed a 73, the best of the match.
Surya dominated the 2011-12 Ranji season, leading Mumbai’s run charts with 754 runs in nine matches at an average of 68.54. In just his third match of the season, he scored a double-century against Orissa and followed it up with another century the next match. In the 2011-12 season, he also won the MA Chidambaram Trophy after scoring 1000+ runs at the U23 stage.
Mumbai Indians signed him to an IPL deal for the 2012 season after being impressed by his talent. Despite the inclusion of seasoned players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Mahela Jayawardene, Rohit Sharma, and Pollard, he was largely overlooked during the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bid for this young talent in the 2014 IPL auction, and Suryakumar lived up to their expectations. He made headlines in IPL 2015 when he hit a spectacular and match-winning – 20-ball 46 with five sixes – against Mumbai Indians, which overshadowed Rohit Sharma’s classy 98 on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens.
His pivotal cameos quickly secured him the role of vice-captain of the side, and he played every match in the 7th edition of the IPL, owing to his impressive strike-rate. He scored 612 runs at an excellent strike rate of 131.61 in 55 IPL games.
In the 2018 IPL auctions, he returned to his hometown side, the Mumbai Indians. He received the largest pay cheque of the auction – 3.2 crores – as an uncapped player. He played 16 matches in the 2019 season, scoring 424 runs at a respectable average of 32.61, with 7 being his highest score. Suryakumar is expected to give the Mumbai Indians a similar boost in the 2020 season.
Yadav has been interested in cricket and badminton since he was a boy. Suryakumar’s father, Ashok Kumar Yadav, made sure he concentrated on one sport and made a career out of it. His family moved to Mumbai from Varanasi when he was ten years old. He began playing cricket with his school team the same year. Suryakumar first met his wife Devisha in 2012 at Mumbai’s R.A. Podar College Of Commerce & Economics. Suryakumar’s batting inspired Devisha, but Devisha’s dancing flattered the Mumbai dasher.