Jadeja hits at Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma for failing to manage Suryakumar Yadav

By Daniel S

March 23, 2023

The star Indian batting sensation and World number one T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav is under the scanner for his recent horrible run with the bat in the just-concluded three-match ODI series against Australia. He couldn’t even score a single run in the entire three matches of the series and went back to the pavilion on three consecutive golden ducks.

The last time, when he scored a half-century in the ODI format was in February 2022 last year. Meanwhile, a lot of cricket experts and fans have come up with different kinds of criticism and analyses on SKY’s batting miseries.

Amidst all this, former Indian batting star Ajay Jadeja has extended his support to the 32-year-old out-of-form batter. Jadeja also lashed out at the Indian head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma for not utilizing Suryakumar Yadav properly in the batting order.

“You played him, some people thought that he shouldn’t play, but you did back him. But you also had a doubt, that’s a fact. It was visible through your decision. You thought ‘he isn’t in form, so we can’t send him at this moment because he is failing against swing’. When he came at the end, the game became even more difficult,” said Jadeja to Cricbuzz.

“If the form isn’t good and you let the player wait for his batting” – Ajay Jadeja on Suryakumar Yadav

“When you’re going through a good time, it doesn’t matter if you make the batter wait. But if the form isn’t good and you let the player wait for his batting, his mind would run in different directions. He is a human being!” he added later.

Later on, Jadeja also recalled the brilliant performances in the past when he amassed a lot of runs with his brilliant 360-degree batting abilities.

“He’s the same Suryakumar Yadav who scored 360 degrees across the ground. It isn’t as if he doesn’t know how to play. It’s all about the mind. When someone like Virat Kohli faced so many months out of form, it means there’s something in the mind that affects your game. If you’re thinking too much, and you’re making the player wait for his batting, the doubt only increases,” he concluded.