Mumbai Indians star batter Suryakumar Yadav revealed the occasion when former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir nicknamed him ‘SKY’. Calling cricketers with totally different names, which is extra usually a nickname they’re given by teammates or coaches, is a quite common pattern within the sport.
Some cricketers get nicknames on the idea of their abbreviations (shortened types of phrases or phrases). As an example, iconic cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is popularly known as MSD and former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers (ABD). Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) incumbent skipper Faf du Plessis is named ‘Faf’ whereas his full title is Francois du Plessis.
It was the same case for a 23-year-old Suryakumar Yadav, who joined KKR in 2014 after which captain Gambhir named him ‘SKY’. Suryakumar admitted that originally, he wouldn’t recognise if any individual known as him by his initials however later he received used to it.
I didn’t take note of Gautam Gambhir when he known as me SKY: Suryakumar Yadav
“Once I went to KKR in 2014, Gauti Bhai known as me ‘SKY’ two thrice from behind. I didn’t concentrate. He then stated, ‘I’m calling you solely. Take a look at your initials!’ That’s once I realized that sure it’s ‘SKY’,” Suryakumar instructed Gaurav Kapur on his YouTube present “Breakfast with Champions”.
Sachin Tendulkar requested me to sit down beside him and since then I’m sitting there solely: Suryakumar Yadav
After taking part in 4 IPL seasons for KKR, Suryakumar moved to Mumbai Indians in 2018 and since then he confirmed huge progress in his batting expertise. Actually, the stint with Mumbai Indians helped him to make the lower within the Indian nationwide crew. The 31-year-old recalled the incident when legendary participant Sachin Tendulkar met him for the primary time within the dressing room.
“Once I went to the MI dressing room for the primary time, there was no room to sit down. I used to be standing with my equipment bag. Tendulkar used to sit down beside a Ganesh idol. He requested me to sit down beside him and since then I’m sitting there solely. If God has instructed you to sit down in addition to him, then at all times try this,” Suryakumar stated.
Suryakumar missed the primary couple of matches for Mumbai Indians within the IPL 2022 after struggling a hairline fracture on his thumb throughout the third T20I towards West Indies in February.
Since he returned within the match towards Rajasthan Royals, the Mumbai Indians batter amassed 200 runs in 4 innings with a mean of 66.67.
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