Suryakumar Yadav popularly known by the name of ‘SKY’ is an Indian cricketer who has debuted for team India in limited overs game and plays for IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.
Suryakumar Yadav: Profile
Suryakumar Ashok Yadav was born on 14th September, 1990 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
During his early days, Yadav was interested in cricket and badminton. He used to play in the streets of Mumbai. At the age of 10, Yadav’s father saw his interest and passion towards the game so he enrolled his son in a cricket academy in the BARC colony in Anushakti Nagar.
During the 2010/11 Ranji Trophy season, Yadav made his debut against Delhi. He scored 73 in that game and was the team’s only player to reach to a fifty. Since then, he cemented his place in the playing XI.
Owing to his performance in the domestic circuit, Mumbai Indians bought the young talented cricketer in 2011. But the right-hand batsmen played a handful of matches for them till 2013.
He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 IPL auctions. Yadav was a lower order batsman for KKR. In KKR’s title winning season in 2014, Yadav played in every single game because of his explosive strike rate. He played a lot of cameos for KKR until he was re-signed by the five-time champions.
In 2018, he became the most expensive uncapped player in the tournament as MI acquired his services for a whooping price of INR 3.2 crore. Opening the innings for MI, Yadav became the leading run getter in the tournament with 512 runs at an average of 36.57 with an explosive strike rate of 133.33.
In 2019 and 2020 edition of the IPL, Suryakumar scored 424 runs and 480 runs respectively. In 2020, Yadav stood third in the list of the highest run getter in the team. He was also the second highest run getter in the team in 2019.
So far, the 31-year-old has been quite impressive with MI and has become an integral part of the squad. Suryakumar Yadav has cemented his place in the Mumbai Indians. He was picked over the likes of Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan in the auctions.
Suryakumar Yadav: Age
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Suryakumar Yadav was born in 1990 which makes him 31 years old currently.
Suryakumar Yadav: Stats
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Suryakumar Yadav: Records
- Most Expensive uncapped player in 2018 (INR 3.2 crore)
- Highest run getter in MI in 2018 (512 runs)
- 2nd highest run getter in MI in 2019 (424 runs)
- 3rd highest run getter in MI in 2020 (480 runs)
Suryakumar Yadav: Salary
In 2011, SKY was drafted in the KKR squad for INR 10 lakhs. In 2018, SKY gained the limelight by becoming the most expensive uncapped player as MI bought him for INR 3.2 crore.
In the upcoming season of the IPL, SKY has been retained for INR 8 crore. The 31-year-old has been retained ahead of Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan.