Xtra Time Web Desk: Star India batter Suryakumar Yadav has now set his sights on a Test call-up, saying it is around the corner. “ Aa raha hain, woh (Test selection) bhi aa raha hain (coming, that is also coming),” a confident Suryakumar said on Sunday after blazing his way to a 51-ball 111 that set up India’s 65-run drubbing of New Zealand in the second T20I.
The world’s number one batter in the shortest format, Suryakumar is also a proven performer in red-ball cricket, having represented Mumbai for years in the domestic circuit.
“When we start playing cricket we start with red ball and I have also played first-class cricket for my Mumbai team. I have a fair idea about the Test format and I enjoy playing that format also. Hopefully, I will get the Test cap soon,” he added at the post-match press conference.
Promoted to number three, the 32-year-old toyed with the Kiwi bowlers to lift India to a challenging 191 for six after New Zealand put the visitor in to bat. In reply, the host was bowled out for 126.
On being asked where does he get the confidence from and which zone is he residing in at the moment? “The confidence is always there that, yeah, I have a few runs behind my back. But at the same time, there is a very thin line between you getting a bit complacent also when you are coming into any game after scoring runs.”