My ODI numbers are very poor and there is no shame in accepting that: Suryakumar Yadav
The right-handed batsman has appeared in 26 One-Day Internationals and scored 511 runs at a poor average of 24.33. His strike rate hasn't been an issue, as he's scored all those runs at an eye-catching speed of 101.38 with the assistance of two half-centuries.
Since India's tour of New Zealand in November 2022, shortly following India's T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in New Zealand, the Mumbai-born batter has been constantly earning opportunities in the 50-over format.
With the exception of an undefeated 34, he was unable to do anything significant on the trip, but the team management supported him and he retained his place in the playing XI.
In the subsequent Sri Lanka series at home, the 32-year-old could only manage scores of 4 and 31. Suryakumar had a terrible series against Australia at home, falling for golden ducks in all three games, and he received a lot of backlash on social media platforms when India announced its ODI squad for the three-match ODI series against the Windies, and he found a place in it.
The series against the Shai Hope-led team provided the middle order batsman with a crucial opportunity to silence his detractors by accumulating runs at a solid average. However, it was not to be, as he scored 19, 24, and 35 in the series, doing nothing to help his ODI World Cup hopes.
Suryakumar admitted his "very poor" ODI record in the post-match news conference and added that head coach Rahul Dravid and India captain Rohit Sharma had urged him to play the format more.
"There is no shame in admitting that my ODI numbers are very low." Everyone understands the importance of honesty since we all talk about it.
"As a result, it is critical to remain candid about your performance. But what is more essential is how to improve," Suryakumar remarked.
"Rohit and Rahul sir have told me that this is a format that I don't play very often, so you should play it more and think about it."
"Think about what you can do for the team if you're batting in the last 10-15 overs." All we ask is that you play 45-50 ball if you get to bat in the 15-18 overs and play your own game. It's now up to me to turn the duty into an opportunity," he continued.