Indian cricket team on Sunday won the final game of the ODI series as they beat Sri Lanka by 317 runs. It was an amazing performance right from the start as India outplayed the opposition in all aspects of the game. One of two changes to the Indian team was when Surya Kumar Yadav came in for Hardik Pandya for the final ODI.
Surya Kumar Yadav wins the people’s heart with this gesture –
One of the players the Kerala crowd wanted to see be part of the Indian team is their local hero Sanju Samson. The Kerala crowd started to chant and shout out Samson’s name during the end of the game. This got the attention of Surya Kumar Yadav who had a little moment with the crowd which earned him new fans.
Yadav was fielding at the boundary when the crowd asked him “Hamara Sanju kidar hai”. (Where is our Sanju?) to which Yadav made a heart to show in everyone’s heart. This got a huge response from the fans as they were seen cheering Yadav on from the stands for his gesture and surely winning him new fans.
Sanju Samson’s ill timed injury –
Post his exploits in the IPL for a few years and his captaincy for Rajasthan Royals, which took them to the TATA IPL final. Sanju Samson has been time and again been ignored by the Indian selectors. Samson finally got a chance during the tour of Ireland, West Indies and Zimbabwe and at home against South Africa.
Samson got injured during the 1st T20 versus Sri Lanka, which was played in Mumbai. Samson went for a catch when he injured his knee after scoring 5 with the bat. The Indian fans were angry when Samson missed the bus for the 2022 T20 World Cup which was played in Australia.
Surya Kumar Yadav part of the test team –
Yadav has been in good form in the T20 format, as he scored a blistering century with his 112 not out against Sri Lanka at Rajkot. Yadav scored just 4 while coming to bat with just 3 overs left. The good news is that Yadav is part of the Indian squad to play Australia in the first 2 tests starting on 9th February. Yadav has scored 2 scores of 90 plus during the recent Ranji Trophy matches.