T20 World Cup 2022: “It was a method in madness,” veteran journalist opens up on Surya’s preparation for Australian conditions

Suryakumar has been one of the top performers for India in the ongoing T20 WC Down Under.

Suryakumar Yadav | GettySuryakumar Yadav has taken the cricketing world by storm with his jaw-dropping batting in the ongoing T20 World Cup Down Under.

The dashing right-hander has amassed 225 runs in five innings at a remarkable average of 75 and an outstanding strike rate of 193.96, including three half-centuries. In particular, he has impressed one and all with his unorthodox shots.

Thanks to his exploits, Team India won four of their five Super 12 games and finished Group 2 at the top with 8 points.

Amid his success, veteran sports journalist Makarand Waingankar on Monday (November 7) opened up on Surya’s preparation before travelling to Australia for the marquee event.

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Taking to Twitter, Waingankar revealed that Surya asked Parsi Gymkhana cricket secretary Khodadad to prepare a green top bouncy track for him to prepare for the Australian conditions.

“I doubt any Mumbai sports journalist watched how Surya Yadav prepared for the WC. He requested Parsi Gymkhana cricket secretary Khodadad for green top bouncy pitch. He would get his side arm specialist & Gymkhana coach former Mumbai opner Vinayak Mane would invite different type of bowlers," he tweeted.

“In 4 hour practice session Surya and Vinoo Mane would create match simulations and put more emphasis on perfecting strokes. Surya was all ears when Vinoo spoke. When I watched from the first floor of the pavilion it was a method in madness but the way these guys planned meticulously and executed perfectly it was fantastic. So you know the secret beyond the success of Surya Yadav. Keep pressing accelerator, Surya. Thanks Vinoo Mane for your efforts," he added.

Suryakumar Yadav will now look to carry his form to the semi-final, where India will take on England at the Adelaide Oval on November 10.


By Salman Anjum - 08 Nov, 2022

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