Suryakumar Yadav was one of the key players and contributed largely to his franchise's victory this season. His stare-off with Virat Kohli, however, was something that was talked more about than his performance in the tournament.
The incident happened very shortly after BCCI announced the squads for India's Tour of Australia as SKY failed to make it to any squad.
During the IPL 2020 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Suryakumar was involved in a stare-off with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the latter walked towards the former with the ball in his hand. The clip made rounds in full swing as it looked evident that Suryakumar was disappointed by the board's decision of not including him and captain Virat Kohli may have had a say in it too.
They both had a stare-off as Kohli kept shining the ball as Yadav stood his ground before he walked away without uttering a word.
Finally, after months the Mumbai Indians batsman opened about the incident and presented his side of it. Suryakumar Yadav has now revealed that there were no hard feelings between the two and Kohli even congratulated him for his knock.
He said," I have seen him this energetic in every game. It wasn't as if he was like this in the game against MI. Even when he plays for India or even in franchise cricket and against any team, he is aggressive and his energy is always spot on. It was an important match for them as well. After the match, he was back to normal. He told me well played."
He then clarified that it was nothing but the heat of the moment. He also felt that a small moment was exaggerated too much and it wasn't as serious as it looked.
Suryakumar was also asked about his thoughts on not being selected but the Mumbai man did not speak much, saying that "the show must go on".
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