Indian captain Rohit Sharma backs Suryakumar Yadav despite his hattrick of Golden Ducks; says “It can happen to anyone”

Suryakumar Yadav, the 32-year-old batsman who recorded a hat-trick of golden ducks in the ODI series against Australia, has received the a positive backup of Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Speaking to reporters after India’s 21 defeat in Chennai on Wednesday, Rohit called Suryakumar’s recent collapse “unfortunate,” but he refrained from making any assumptions.

“He played only three balls… I don’t know how much you could look into it. Today, I didn’t think it was that great a ball. He just chose a wrong shot. He should have maybe come forward. He knows the best. He plays spin so well. We have seen that over the last couple of years. That’s why we wanted to hold him back and give him that role of the last 15-20 overs where he could play his game,” Rohit said.

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“It’s really unfortunate that he could only play three balls in the series. That can happen to anyone,” Rohit added.