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IND vs NZ | Trent Boult dropping my catch was a perfect gift for my wife’s birthday, says Suryakumar Kumar

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Trent Boult dropped Suryakumar Yadav's catch at fine leg in the 16th over

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IND vs NZ | Trent Boult dropping my catch was a perfect gift for my wife’s birthday, says Suryakumar Kumar

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SportsCafe Desk

11/18/2021

Suryakumar Yadav reacted to Trent Boult’s drop catch saying that it was a perfect birthday gift for his wife from the Kiwi pacer. The left-arm pacer dropped the catch of Yadav in the 16th over bowled by interim skipper Tim Southee but he eventually dismissed him in the next over.

Batting first, New Zealand posted 164/6, thanks to Mark Chapman (63) and Martin Guptill (70). For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets each while Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar grabbed one apiece. In reply, the Men In Blue were cruising at one stage at 136/2 when Yadav was dropped at fine leg by Boult off the bowling of Southee and the ball tricked to the boundary for four runs. In the next over, Boult gave away only two runs and dismissed the right-hander. India chased down the target with two balls to spare. Reacting to the drop chance, the 31-year-old chuckled, saying that his IPL teammate gave a gift to Devisha Shetty, who is the wife of Yadav, by dropping his chance. 

"About Trent, it's my wife's birthday also and it's a perfect gift from him," the Team India batsman remarked.

Speaking on his performance in the post-match show, Surya said that he was batting the same way he bats in the nets. 

“I have not been doing anything different, just being myself whatever I have doing since the last 3-4 years. I bat the same way in the nets and replicate the same in the middle. I try and put a lot of pressure on myself in the nets, for example if I get out I just try to come out of the nets and try and think what better I could have done and it really helps when I play in the middle. The ball was coming on nicely with the dew coming in and later on it became really slow but in the end happy to be on the winning side. I would have loved to finish the game but that's how you learn and move forward,” said Surya.

India now lead the three-match series by 1-0 and both teams will play next on November 19 in Ranchi.

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