Mumbai Indians (MI) batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been in the spotlight since the IPL 2020. He played some crucial knocks in the tournament and became the talk of the town. Suryakumar was ignored by the BCCI selectors but he soon got his maiden call-up for India.
The 30-year-old credited his wife Devisha Shetty for his success and he also mentioned Mumbai Indians support staff, who created an atmosphere that helped him play his game with confidence whenever there was an opportunity.
Players have to spend a lot of time in bio-bubble because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Suryakumar said in these tough times, the support of the family and friends matter a lot.
“I think these are very important points which no one actually feels, but family is the most important part in your life. When they travel with you, when they spend time with you, the on-field results doesn't matter when you come back to your room.
“You completely get refreshed, you don't think about matches, you just spend time with them and there is lot of positivity around. That's one aspect which is a really important factor in a sportsman's life,” Suryakumar told Sports Today.
The Mumbai batsman feels spending time with the family is a blessing in disguise during the pandemic and the role of the partner is very important.
“If you come back to your room during the pandemic time, how much time will you spend watching movies on your phone, how much time will you spend to watch TV, you need something to relax your mind when you are sitting alone in the team.
“To calm you down and make you stay in present, a partner’s role is very important. In other times you get to go out and focus on other things as well but during these times, staying with your family and staying with your partner when you come back home is a blessing in disguise,” he said.
Suryakumar, as mentioned earlier, has been grateful for the support from the Mumbai Indians franchise. The franchise takes care of everything off the field and it makes it easy for the players to focus on the field.
“I don't think it's very very different, the owners, the support staff, try and keep things really, really simple. The only thing is they provide us the best thing which is required for a player to perform on the field. They take care of everything off the field so that players are not having any burden when they are on the field. Right from practices, to taking care of the family,” he added.
(With Sports Today Inputs)