The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) dropped a video of a rapid-fire with Suryakumar Yadav (SKY), where the cricketer shared intriguing insights about himself, addressing some popular queries that fans often have for him.
When asked about his preferred city in the UK, SKY swiftly responded that London holds the top spot for him. And when further probed about his favorite ground in the UK, he unequivocally declared it to be Lords.
When asked about when and how he got the nickname SKY, Suryakumar said,
“I think it came in 2014 15 when I was playing for my franchise KKR (KolkataKNight Riders), that time Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) bhaiya gave this name because Surya Kumar Yadav, he said was too long for everyone to call, so SKY.”
Additionally, SKY displayed his knowledge by confidently listing the key components of an English breakfast.
When asked about his favourite teammate, SKY answered,
“There are a lot of them. If you look around, everyone is my best mate. But I love spending time with Ishan, Suraj, Axar Patel, and Ravichandran Ashwin. Good to be around them.”
When asked about the biggest prankster in the team, apart from him, Surya replied,
“Many of them but Ishan Kishan takes the pole position and to be followed by Siraj, Axar, etc etc.”
When SKY was asked about his famous ‘Supla Shot’, he answered,
“I think this term has come from tennis cricket. I have seen a lot of them, when I play, when I go back home and I shot means the ball which you hit right behind the wicket keeper when it’s shot coming right at your head. It’s something like going behind so what I love.”
The origin of nickname ‘SKY’ 😎
Favourite city in the UK 🏙️
Favourite English breakfast 🍴
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2023
SKY advised the youngsters, saying,
“Be honest with yourself, work hard, and also work smart.”