Surya’s Unusual Blunder: Leaving Captain’s Armband in Dressing Room During Batting

Visakhapatnam, Nov 23: Suryakumar Yadav’s first experience as the India captain ended with a two-wicket victory over Australia in the first T20 International here on Thursday. He also played a key role in the 209-run chase with a superb 80 off 42 balls.

“I left the (captaincy) luggage in the dressing room. I just tried to enjoy my batting, whether I am batting 10 or 40 balls,” said Surya when asked how to compartmentalise batting and leadership.

“The way the boys kept their nerve was great to see. It was a tailor-made situation for Rinku. His composure relaxed me also,” Surya said.

“It was huge,” the skipper said about Mukesh.

“Thought there will be a little bit of dew but there wasn’t. It isn’t a big ground and I knew batting will get easy. Thought they might get 230-235 but the bowlers did really well,” the skipper seemed satisfied.

“We just wanted to be positive. Just enjoy and express ourselves. I told Kishan one thing, just keep batting, don’t think of the target. After 10 overs, it was a tailor-made situation. 100 off 60 balls happens every second day in IPL,” he said. PTI KHS KHS SSC SSC