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I'm sure as a young kid Suryakumar didn't watch me bat, says Dravid



Photo: Suryakumar Yadav

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India head coach Rahul Dravid has heaped praise on batter Suryakumar Yadav after his incredible century in the series decider against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Surya smashed his third T20I hundred in the third and final match of the series and helped India win the game by 91 runs.

The right-handed batter scored 112 runs in just 51 balls which featured of seven boundaries and nine sixes with a strike rate above 200. 

"I have someone here with me, who I am sure, as a young kid, didn't watch me bat. And I hope you did. Surya, exceptional. Just the form you have been in. Every time, I think I haven't seen a better T20 innings, you show us something even better," said Dravid.

Yadav also said that he tries to enjoy and express himself as much as possible and tries to take the game on when the teams try to pull off the match.

"Actually, I enjoyed batting in all the difficult situations where I went into bat. I actually can't pick any one innings. It is actually difficult for me to pick any one innings. I just enjoyed myself, whatever I did in the last one year," 

"I have been doing the same thing again. As I said before as well, I just try and enjoy and express myself as much as possible. In those difficult situations, teams try to pull the game off. I try to take the game on. If it works well for me and the team, I'm happy," he added.