It’s September 14 and Indian star batsman Suryakumar Yadav is celebrating his birthday today.
Suryakumar Yadav also known as SKY is an Indian cricketer who plays for India in the ODI and T20I formats. He represents the Mumbai cricket team in domestic cricket and plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He is a versatile right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm medium pace and spin bowler. His Jersey number is 63.
Born on 14 September 1990, SKY developed an interest in cricket and badminton in his early childhood. His father moved to Mumbai for his job as electrical engineer in BARC. At the age of 10, his father noticed his inclination towards the game and enrolled him in a cricket camp at BARC Colony in Anushakti Nagar. He then went to Elf Vengsarkar Academy and played age group cricket in Mumbai. He is an alumnus of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science.
Yadav married Devisha Shetty on 7 July 2016. He met his wife Devisha for the first time in 2012 in RA. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. Devisha was very impressed by Suryakumar’s batting, whereas, Suryakumar was impressed by Devisha’s dance. The love of both had blossomed in college itself. His wife Devisha belongs to a South Indian family.
Suryakumar Yadav made his first-class debut against Delhi in the 2010–11 Ranji Trophy. He started his career brilliantly as he top-scored for Mumbai with 73 runs. Since then he has been a regular member of the team.
Surya, a talented right-handed batsman from Mumbai, got an IPL contract from Mumbai Indians in 2011, for which he played a few IPL matches. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 IPL auction. He made headlines in IPL 2015 when he scored a match-winner – 46 off 20 balls with five sixes – against Mumbai at the Eden Gardens. He became the vice-captain of the team. He was bought by Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction at a price of ₹3.2 crore.
In October 2018, he was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. In October 2019, he was named in the India C squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. He captained the Mumbai cricket team in the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. After an impressive stint with Mumbai Indians, he was retained for INR 8Cr ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
In February 2021, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against England. This was his first international call-up for the India cricket team. He made his T20I debut for India against England on 14 March 2021. He then played the fourth game of the series on 18 March and got his first opportunity to bat, and on the first ball he hit a six in international cricket, becoming the first Indian to do so in T20 Internationals. The next day, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England. In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against Sri Lanka. In September 2021, Yadav was named in India’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In November, he was included in India’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand. In June 2022, he was named in India’s squad for their T20I series against Ireland. In July 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored his maiden T20I century against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England, scoring 117 off 55 balls. He is only the 5th Indian player to register a century in T20I.
Suryakumar Yadav is currently India’s top batsman in the ICC T20 rankings. Suryakumar Yadav is the third batsman to score the highest score for India in T20Is. He achieved this success while playing an unbeaten innings of 117 runs against England. Only Virat Kohli – 122 runs and Rohit Sharma – 118 runs have scored bigger scores than him.
Like MS Dhoni, Suryakumar Yadav is also very fond of cars. Recently he has bought a Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The cost of this new car of this 32-year-old batsman is Rs 2.15 crore. Apart from this, he also has a Land Rover Defender worth Rs 1.22 crore. He also owns a Nissan Jonga and a Porch 911 turbo car. Since Suryakumar Yadav follows Dhoni, he is also crazy about bikes like him. The BMW S RR 1000 is one of the most recent collections in Suryakumar Yadav’s bike garage, priced between Rs 24 to 27 lakhs.
On SKY’s birthday, Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Khan, Shubham Ranjan, Devald Brevis and Simarjeet shared a story with him on Instagram. Surya’s wife Devisha shared a beautiful post with Suryakumar Yadav on the occasion of his birthday.