Gautam Gambhir, mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, expressed his remorse over not absolutely using the expertise of Suryakumar Yadav, throughout his tenure as captain of the crew. Gambhir acknowledged that underutilizing Yadav’s skills stands out as his greatest remorse of his captaincy stint with KKR.

Throughout Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy tenure with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from 2011 to 2017, he steered the franchise to 2 IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014. Suryakumar Yadav joined KKR in 2014 and featured in 54 matches for the crew till the top of the 2017 IPL season.

‘SKY’ typically discovered himself batting on the decrease order positions of 6 or 7 as a result of presence of star batters like Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, and Sunil Narine on the high of the order.

Following his four-year stint with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Suryakumar Yadav joined Mumbai Indians in 2018. With MI, the star batter was given the prospect to bat on the essential quantity three place, which allowed him to showcase his T20 expertise and expertise extra successfully.

In an unique chat with Sportskeeda, Gautam Gambhir mentioned: 

“A pacesetter’s function is to establish the very best potential and present it to the world. If there’s one remorse I’ve in my seven years of captaincy is that me and as a crew by no means managed to make use of Suryakumar Yadav to the very best of his potential. The rationale was right down to mixtures.

“You may solely play one participant at No. 3. And as a frontrunner, you must take into consideration the opposite 10 gamers within the XI as properly. He would have been far more efficient at No. 3, however was equally good at No. 7.”

Gambhir added: 

“Whether or not you performed him at No. 6 or 7 or benched him, he was at all times smiling and at all times able to carry out for the crew. That’s why we appointed him because the vice-captain.”

Gambhir asserted that Suryakumar is not simply one-format (T20) participant and may has so much to contribute in different codecs as properly.

“Suryakumar Yadav is just not a one-format participant. He has the flexibility to excel throughout all codecs, and for those who make your self the one-format participant, you’d have under-achieved in your profession. He could be harmful within the ODI format as properly, and I hope he won’t make himself a one-format participant and maintain working arduous,” Gambhir instructed Sportskeeda.


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