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‘It felt like I returned back to my family’ – Suryakumar Yadav on returning back to Mumbai Indians in 2018

Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo Source: Jio Cinema)

Star Indian dasher Suryakumar Yadav has emerged as the most innovative batter in white-ball cricket ever since his return to Mumbai Indians in 2018. Ahead of his side’s pivotal clash against Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023, the Mumbai batter revealed the backing he received after joining the camp in 2018.

The five-time champions have unearthed some absolute superstars over the years, and Suryakumar Yadav is another feather in their illustrious cap. The T20 batting sensation, who has been a revelation in the shortest format of the game, revealed the backing he received from the franchise after returning to Mumbai in 2018. 

“When I returned to Mumbai Indians in 2018, it feels like I returned back to my family, they trusted me a lot, and gave me the opportunity to bat up the order and it was a big turning point. I scored runs in 2018 and my role changed from next year. Then I came to know that my role is going to be this with the team.

They gave me clarity in my role and trusted me, it was time I paid them back and take my game to the next level. I tried to take my game to the next level, and practised. They travelled 2 steps, I did 4. The bond is strong,” said Suryakumar during the interview.

There’s something special about @mipaltan that makes it #OneFamily 😊 Get up close and personal with @surya_14kumar as he shares his bond with the team and why it feels like a warm embrace 🤗❤️ #TATAIPL #IPLonJioCinema #IPL2023 #MumbaiIndians
02:16 PM · May 26, 2023

This franchise will give you everything that helps you become a better player: SKY

While Akash Madhwal’s emergence in this year’s competition has witnessed Mumbai’s recruitment system receive widespread plaudits, Suryakumar Yadav highlighted the role of the franchise in the development of talented cricketers. He stated that the franchise leaves no stone unturned to help and support the individuals in their journey.

“This franchise will give you everything that helps you become a better player. Be it practice1 facilities, or mental support. It is almost like your home. You just have to put 1 per cent effort, 99 per cent is coming from the franchise,” he added.

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