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Suryakumar Yadav Biography: The Journey of a Flamboyant Batsman

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Suryakumar Ashok Yadav, also known as Suryakumar Yadav or Sky, is an Indian cricketer who plays for India in the ODI & T20I formats. He plays for the Mumbai cricket team in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians are studded with many jewels and one of them is Suryakumar Yadav, the unsung hero of this team.

Yadav is a batsman with a remarkable capacity of staying unruffled under intense pressure and crunching moments of the game. Suryakumar first came to the limelight when Kolkata Knight Riders signed him in 2014. His quick 20s and 30s not only helped him win the Knights’ tight games but also helped him become a household name with his flamboyant play. Here is the story of Surya Kumar Yadav, one of the most stylish Mumbai Indian batsmen:

Suryakumar Yadav Cricketer

Full Name
Suryakumar Ashok Yadav
32 years
Sport Category
Date of Birth
September 14, 1990
Mumbai, Maharashtra
68 Kg
Vinod Yadav, Chandrakant Pandit, HS Kamath
He captained the Mumbai cricket team in the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
30 Crore INR (approx)
Devisha Shetty
Ashok Kumar Yadav, Sapna Yadav
ODI Debut
vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Jul 18, 2021
T 20 Debut
vs England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Mar 14, 2021
Batting Style
Bowling Style
Right-arm Medium
Teams Played for
Mumbai, India C, India A, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians
IPL Debut
vs Pune Warriors at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 06, 2012
Alma Mater
Atomic Energy Central School, Mumbai
Playing Position

Suryakumar Yadav Biography

Early days

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Suryakumar comes from a middle-class family. He was born to Ashok Kumar Yadav, an electrical engineer, from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, who came to Mumbai to join the Atomic Energy department of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

At a young age, his father saw Surya’s love for the game. At 12, Ashok was told that his son has enough potential and he enrolled Surya in Elf Vengsarkar Academy. There, Suryakumar was nurtured under the able training of Dilip Vengsarkar. He went on to play at all the age group tournaments in Mumbai.

Domestic circuit

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Suryakumar Yadav made his first List-A match debut in Vijay Hazare Trophy for his home side Mumbai against Gujarat. He impressed everyone and in no time he made his debut in T20s playing for Mumbai against Hyderabad in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He got a call in 2010 for first-class cricket against Delhi. Suryakumar was in sublime form, as a result, he was appointed as a skipper for Mumbai. He was also included in India A side in 2018.
The right-hander has a massive 1000-plus runs on his name at the U23 level in the 2011-12 season. He also scored a double century against Odisha in the same year.

When he first came to the ground, he was just 8 or 9. He would pick the ball and throw it back, but he would stay on the ground. We would have MCA’s U-14 nets at our ground back then. The nets were supervised by Ashok Kamath Sir. The moment he saw Suryakumar at the nets, he said this boy will go places. In the age group, he would initially get out after scoring 50 or 60. But there was this particular game at Cross Maidan and there he scored 140-odd off just 40-45 balls. And that was the start of great things,” Surya’s childhood coach Ashok Sawalkar once said.

Suryakumar Yadav’s IPL journey

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Going by his early form, Mumbai Indians scouted and signed in 2012. However, Suryakumar’s full potential was never quite explored and he struggled to gain game time. After spending a long time on the bench, he finally made the switch from Mumbai to Kolkata in the 2014 IPL Auctions and things changed thereafter. Slowly but steadily, Yadav did justice to the trust shown in him by his new franchise.

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He made headlines in 2015 with his quickfire runs. Looking at the form, Mumbai Indians brought him back to Wankhede in the 2018 IPL auctions. That year, Suryakumar finished as the highest run-getter in the tournament for Mumbai Indians with a tally of 512 runs. This year was another successful campaign for Yadav. He scored 424 runs for the team and was a crucial part of Mumbai’s record fourth IPL title victory.

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Suryakumar Yadav Stats

Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary


IPL Stats

Batting & Fielding


Suryakumar Yadav’s Net Worth 

In 2022, Suryakumar Yadav’s Net Worth is $4 Million. According to reports, the MI batsman has a BMW 5 series car and Toyota Fortuner. The Mumbai player also owns a Harley Davidson bike and a custom-made jeep — Mahindra Thar.

Suryakumar Yadav’s Wife- Devisha Shetty

Suryakumar Yadav's Wife- Devisha Shetty
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On 7 July 2016 Yadav married Devisha Shetty. Devisha Shetty was born to an upper-class South Indian family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is also a talented dancer who began her career as a dance coach in Mumbai. The duo first met in the college, R. A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, back in 2012.

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A Yummy Secret

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The secret behind his run-scoring spree has been revealed by none other than his wife, Devisha Shetty, in an interview with Star Sports. According to his wife, Suryakumar’s fetish for dessert is the reason behind his high-scoring traits. Chocolate brownie with hot chocolate and some vanilla ice cream is what the dashing Mumbai Indian batsman likes to have before he sets about in his business.

Lesser-known facts

  • He is an avid animal and bird lover.
  • To increase physical and mental strength, Yadav goes for different types of vigorous exercises than easy workouts.
  • If not a cricketer, he would have been a pilot.
  • He played badminton in his early days and his father asked him to choose between the two sports.
  • Surya Kumar is so attached to his parents that he has tattooed their images along with their names on his right arm.
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Credits Twitter


Handling pressure is one of the key components a cricketer must show constantly in his career if he wants to earn a tag. In crunch situations of the game, it’s a real test of the character. No one knows it better other than Suryakumar. He exactly knows how to keep himself calm and compose high-pressure situations.

Though he is 32 now, he is in sublime form. Even though he is yet to break into the national circuit, Suryakumar has impressed one and all with his technique and temperament from the word go. A promising future awaits him.

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Akshay Badwe
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