“It still feels like a dream”: Suryakumar on being appointed vice-captain of Indian T20I team | INDvSL

Xtra Time Web Desk: It has been a dream last year and half for Suryakumar Yadav. The cricketer from Mumbai was rewarded for his consistent good show be being named the vice-captain of the Indian team for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Reacting to his elevation as vice-captain for the first time, Suryakumar said he wasn’t expecting it but believes it was a reward for his hard work in the past.

“I wasn’t expecting but the way last year had gone, I can only say that it’s like a reward to me. It feels great and I am really looking forward to it,” Suryakumar said to the media after Day 2 of Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy game against Saurashtra.

He added, “I closed my eyes and thought,” Is this a dream?” but it felt really nice. It still feels like a dream but it’s the hard work of the past so many years,”

The good news was given to Suryakumar by his father who keeps following social media and keeps forwarding him anything interesting.

“My father forwarded me the team; he is always on social media and keeps forwarding me things. I spoke to him once I saw the message. In that text, he had a small message for me: not to take pressure and enjoy batting,” said Surya.

Suryakuamr will be assisting his former Mumbai Indians teammate Hardik Pandya, who has been named as the captain of Indian team for the three match T20I series in the absence of Rohit Sharma.

According to Surya, “The bond with him (Hardik) has always been good. Be it for Mumbai Indians or India. We bat in the same order, we compliment each other. He has been a fantastic leader and everyone has seen it in IPL and India and I really enjoy playing under his captaincy.”