Shikhar Dhawan, an experienced Indian player, thinks Suryakumar Yadav will do well in Tests, despite his forgettable debut. He said that the 32-year-old hasn’t played Test cricket before, but that he can learn from this series and try to get better.
But Suryakumar Yadav made his Test debut against Australia in Nagpur when Shreyas Iyer couldn’t play because of a back injury. He had already done some great things in T20 cricket. He looked like he didn’t feel good, and Nathan Lyon bowled him for eight when he tried to drive on a pitch that turned.
Shikhar Dhawan backed Suryakumar Yadav when it was decided to let him play in his first Test based on how well he did in Twenty20. In an interview with Aaj Tak, he gave him his support and said:
“Suryakumar Yadav has performed really well. He has consistently performed in the last couple of years. (He hasn’t done well) in a couple of series, which is very natural.”If we talk about the Test match, the wickets are very different in a Test; that is the biggest challenge. When we played in India, there were turning tracks prepared because India had to win games. Things are not easy for batters, no matter how big he is.”
“He will fall three-four times, but he will learn from it and stand up again” – Shikhar Dhawan on Suryakumar Yadav
Dhawan said the following about why experience is so important in Test cricket:
“Not only spinning surfaces, batting is not easy on green tracks prepared for fast bowlers.” Dhawan added, “The challenges increase and that is where experience comes into play. When a youngster comes in, he doesn’t have that experience. He will fall three-four times, but he will learn from it and stand up again.”
Suryakumar Yadav also did not do well in the recent ODI series against Australia. He was out for a golden duck in all three games. On a personal note, Dhawan is not part of the Indian ODI team right now. After a few bad series, he was replaced by Shubman Gill, who also did a good job of making the most of his chances.
The veteran also said that Rohit Sharma, who was captain, and Rahul Dravid, who was his coach, helped him, but that his form didn’t help him. The batter who bats left-handed said:
“When Rohit took over the captaincy he along with Rahul Dravid backed me enough. They told me they wanted me to focus on my cricket and that my vision should be the next World Cup. 2022 was very good for me as I was consistent in ODIs. But there is this young guy who has been doing well in two formats. When my form dipped in a couple of series, they gave a chance to Shubman. He has lived up to their expectations. We are used to such situations. When Ishan Kishan slammed a double century against Bangladesh, that time as well, I thought I could be out of the team.”