Surya managed himself well: Zaheer Khan

Mumbai, Mar 30 (PTI): The key to Suryakumar Yadav’s instant success in international cricket is great attitude and being surrounded by right kind of people till the time India call-up eluded him, feels Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan.
Even after a stupendous last IPL for MI, Suryakumar didn’t make it to the Australia tour but grabbed his opportunity with three great knocks in the T20 Internationals against England.
“With Surya, what stands out is his consistency in last three IPLs, and domestic circuit as well. He is someone who thoroughly deserved this chance and he has worked very hard, and at times you have to be patient, at times opportunity doesn’t come even when you are performing,” Zaheer said during an interaction “Twitter Space With Zak” organised by the Mumbai Indians.
“That’s something that was happening with Surya and he managed himself very well. …And people around him also have been telling him that you have to be patient and just keep doing what you have been doing and it showed in his approach when he started.
“It was like a dream coming true and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands, and showed how determined he was to make it to that level, and win matches for India.”
Mumbai Indians, during these years, have provided a large number of top white ball players which included national team vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Surya, Ishan Kishan to name a few.
“It’s a proud feeling that your players are representing India at the highest level, doing so well. All the players that we (MI) have, all of them have contributed and Surya has been waiting for his opportunity for the longest time. Ishan and Krunal who made his ODI debut having played a great Vijay Hazare tournament,” the former left arm speedster said.

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