Suryakumar was overlooked for the limited-overs matches in Australia late last year despite a fine performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL), leaving many in the Indian cricket fraternity surprised.
“The feeling is surreal,” tweeted Surya along with his picture at the DY Patil Stadium.
The feeling is surreal🇮🇳🧿❤️ https://t.co/RccRbyYpx4
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) 1613873977000
The 30-year-old Mumbai batsman, who has been a consistent performer in the IPL for his franchise Mumbai Indians and also in the domestic circuit, was rewarded for his performances on Saturday.
Surya, who has captained Mumbai in Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments, has played 77 first-class matches and amassed 5,326 runs.
Some former India cricketers also took to Twitter to express their satisfaction at the right-handed batsman’s selection in the national team.
“So good to finally @surya_14kumar in Team India. Good Luck,” wrote veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
So good to finally @surya_14kumar in Team India 👏👏 Good luck
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1613834471000
“Finally the wait is over for @surya_14kumar congratulations buddy. Goodluck @ishankishan51 @rahultewatia02 for your debut guys,” said former India seamer Irfan Pathan.
Finally the wait is over for @surya_14kumar congratulations buddy. Goodluck @ishankishan51 @rahultewatia02 for your debut guys
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1613835581000
India are scheduled to play England in five T20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing four-match Test series.