Suryakumar Yadav felt at ease while batting at his preferred number three slot but knows very well that he will have to be flexible as per Indian team’s needs in the coming days leading up to next T20 World Cup.
Suryakumar, who is seen as a future India star in white ball cricket, scored 62 off 40 balls to set up India’s five-wicket win over New Zealand on Wednesday.The Mumbai batter came at number three in place of the rested Virat Kohli and created an instant impression with his dazzling stroke-play.“I have batted from opening to number seven position. I am very flexible with batting order. This number three role I have been performing for my franchise (MI) for the last three years so I didn’t feel much difference,” said Suryakumar at post-match press conference.“I batted the way I bat in the nets. All my shots are the same. I don’t try to do anything different. T20 cricket is to enjoy and that is what I try to do with my batting,” He was not able to make an impact in the recently concluded T20 World Cup as India made a pre-mature exit.Kohli sent Suryakumar to bat ahead of him at number three in the final league game against Namibia to finish the game and gain some experience. He ended with 25 not out.