Rose to fame with his brilliant performance in the T20 format, but with his recent 3 appearances in the ODI format, Suryakumar Yadav has been dragged down with 3 Golden Ducks and once a fan favourite is now one of the burden.
The Indian cricket team were blessed to have the services of a quality player like Suryakumar Yadav who has played a influential role in the T20 format for the Indian cricket.
It was because of him that Team India many T20 matches in the year 2022. It was because of him that the Indian team reached the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 and eventually he was ranked the number 1 T20I batsman.
However, the fans have been adamant that Suryakumar Yadav must only play the T20 format, the shortest format of the game and not the ODI and Test format. However, the BCCI selectors gave no value to the fans’ sentiment and opted to include Surya in both the Test and ODI squad for the Australia series.
However, the results have been so bad that the same fans who praised him are now criticising, especially after he was dismissed for 3 Golden Ducks back-to-back in the 3 match ODI series vs Australia.
After his failure even score a single run and face more than 1 ball each match, Suryakumar Yadav now finds himself in one of the most unwanted list. Suryakumar Yadav now finds himself giving company to Sachin Tendulkar in the list of Indian players who were dismissed for Golden Duck in 3 back-to-back matches.
Suryakumar Yadav joins Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most unwanted record
Sachin Tendulkar achieved the same feat back in the year 1994 and now Suryakumar Yadav is the 2nd batsman to be dismissed for 3 back-to-back Golden Duck. Other than the two, there are some Indian bowlers who are in this list such as Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
In the first two ODIs, it was Mitchell Starc’s ruthless bowling that got the better of Suryakumar Yadav. However, in the 3rd and the series decider, while chasing 270 runs, Suryakumar Yadav entered the pitch lower down the order at number 7 and was immediately sent back on the 1st ball by Adam Zampa, even though Suryakumar Yadav has been included in the team because he plays spinners well.