Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav looked good in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and even as many have struggled to get to top gear after the coronavirus hiatus, he looked well settled and out in rhythm. The batsman says Mumbai players are watching in sync due to the pre-season camp the team had in Mumbai when everyone gathered to prepare for the competition. “I think the Mumbai camp was the first when it came to preparing to participate in the IPL. Players who came together at the time when there was a crisis helped us a lot mentally. we were already mentally prepared for what is expected of us. “
“The camp was set up so that the conditions were more or less the same as here and that helped us prepare for the conditions. The camp also gave us an idea of what will happen when cricket resumes,” he says. told ANI during an interaction.
Another striking factor is how Skipper Rohit Sharma has looked to time and again to spend time with the youngsters helping them with the finer nuances of the game. Suryakumar said it is a blessing to have a captain like Rohit who is always looking for help.
“I have relied blindly on Rohit bhai’s suggestions. Every time I meet or interact with him I learn something new. He has been brilliant and every time I sit with him I try to understand as much as possible about him. . has done so well in international cricket over the years. Since I am now hitting the top, he shares the same experience as what he did. He also explains different situations and what he has been through (in his career). “
“He’s given me some suggestions and I’ve tried them since I started hitting higher in 2018. He’s always there and it’s a great feeling to have him around and help us with little things,” he smiled.
Asked if he had a specific discussion with Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya during the Mumbai camp, the batsman said: “They are all mentally strong and I played domestic cricket with not only Rohit Bhai but also Jasprit then he started. They’ve also played without crowd in domestic cricket and had a discussion about how to go about it. During camp we also talked about how to focus on the plans and processes. “
Suryakumar is a player who has been at the door of a national call-up in recent seasons. But the batsman says he wants to focus on the process and not get distracted or disappointed when a call-up doesn’t come right away.
“I feel really good that I contributed from the team’s point of view. Also I feel like I have hit well in the last few games and also during training sessions. I feel like I have hit well in the last two. white-ball cricket. or three years, so I’m really looking forward to that call coming. ”
“I’ve grown up for the past two or three years and know how I want to go about the game. I’ve realized that if I keep running behind the call-up, it’s going to go far. Just focus on the process and the outcome. will be cared for automatically. In the last two or three years I have been hitting well and something good is just around the corner, ”he said.
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