|Full name||Suryakumar Ashok Yadav|
|Born||14 September 1990|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Domestic team information|
|2011-2013; 2018–present||Mumbai Indians (squad no. 77)|
|2014–2017||Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 212)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 May 2019
In a typical middle-class family, Yadav learnt his skills while playing in the streets of Maharashtra. At the age of 10, his father saw his inclination towards the game and he made him join a cricket camp in BARC colony in Chembur.
At 12, his coach HS Kamath saw his exceptional dedication as a player and kept him motivated for the best. Then he went to Elf Vengsarkar Academy where he was guided by Dilip Vengsarkar. The boy went on to play all the age group tournament of Mumbai.
Suryakumar Yadav made his first-class debut against Delhi during the 2010-11 Ranji Season. He had a great start to his career as he top-scored for Mumbai with a well compiled 73 and was the only player to score a fifty in Mumbai's first innings.
Since then, he has been a regular member of the side and has scored reasonably well in every season.
In 2014 IPL auction, KKR went for this young talent and Suryakumar did justice to their trust. He broke the headlines in IPL 2015 when he hit breathtaking and match-winning – 20-ball 46 with five sixes – against Mumbai Indians that overshadowed Rohit Sharma's classy 98 on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens surprised many.
His soon pivotal cameos earned the designation of vice-captain of the team and he played all the matches in 7th edition of IPL, primarily due to his incredible strike-rate. In 55 IPL games, he made a total of 612 runs at an impressive strike-rate of 131.61.
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