‘Key success is to put pressure on yourself’ Suryakumar Yadav explains how he discovers a lot of the answers during the practise sessions

India defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 in the three-match T20I series thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s third T20I century, which enabled them to win the third and final match in Rajkot by 91 runs. India chose to bat first and amassed 228/5 on the board thanks in large part to Suryakumar’s 45-ball century, which later caused Sri Lanka to falter under the weight of run pressure. The visitors’ attempt to win their first series in India was unsuccessful as they were dismissed for 137 runs inside of 17 overs.

Suryakumar discovers a lot of the answers during the practise sessions. He told that the key to success is “putting pressure” on yourself long before the deadline approaches.


“I think it’s really important for you to put pressure on yourself when you’re preparing for any game,” Suryakumar said. “In your practice sessions, it is very important what you do, what process and routines you follow. And if you put a lot of pressure on yourself when you are doing practice and during the sessions, then it gets a little easier when you’re playing a game.

“Of course there is a lot of hard work involved, but at the same time, you’ve got to be doing some quality practice sessions as well. You know, you should know what your game is and at the end of the day, how you’re gonna get your runs on the ground? And I just try and keep things very simple.”