Suryakumar Yadav revealed who would win a staring contest between himself and former Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Yadav also stated who would win a staring contest between pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
Suryakumar Yadav on a staring contest against Virat Kohli
In the second T20I of India’s current white-ball tour of New Zealand, Suryakumar Yadav maintained his impressive run by smashing his second T20I century.
He never misses an opportunity to wow the crowd with his incredible cricketing strokes and one-of-a-kind capacity to pull off massive hits on every delivery. He keeps gaining popularity and building a strong brand for himself. He is already widely regarded as India’s top batsman in the shortest format by many fans, who think he can compete with legends like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
In a recent interview, Yadav was asked a few things. While Yadav has only known Virat for a few years, he is well acquainted with Bumrah and Pollard, who have been key players of the five-time champion Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
They were a part of the MI team that had won the 2019 and 2020 championships back-to-back. The middle-order batter had little hesitation in declaring that Bumrah, India’s finest bowler, would win a staring battle between Pollard and Bumrah.
But when it came to choosing between him and Kohli, Yadav paused before slyly replying, “Me,” followed by a big laugh. Suryakumar was accurate in his response because the two did engage in a staring match during an IPL 2020 league game between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the second innings, Virat and the Mumbai player had that iconic stare-off when the former approached him as a method of playing mind games with the batter, who appeared to be in worrying touch. Nonetheless, Yadav maintained his calm and confidently stared Virat Kohli in the eyes without a loss in concentration. Not only did he assist the eventual champions in crossing the finish line, but he was also praised for being calm in a stressful circumstance.