Father sprinter, mother volleyball player, and now son will debut for Team India! South Africa has gone ed
The three-match ODI series between India and South Africa is starting from Sunday. KL Rahul is captaining India in this series. The selectors have chosen a team composed of young players for the series. Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan are also not in this team. Suryakumar Yadav has also been given rest in this series. If we look at the team, apart from Rituraj Gaikwad, there is no opener in the team and in such a situation, it is almost certain that Sai Sudarshan will debut in the first match. Sudarshan had batted brilliantly in the IPL and that is why he came in the eyes of the selectors and now he was selected in Team India.
Sports are in Sudarshan's veins. His father has been a sprinter and has represented India in the South Asian Games. His mother also used to play volleyball. Sudarshan decided to become a cricketer and now he is on this path. Sudarshan, who plays from Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket, can be seen in the blue jersey of India on Sunday.
Sudarshan was participating in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. During this time, he got the news of being selected for Team India. Apart from this, he was also selected for the India-A team which has gone on a South Africa tour for four-day matches. There is more bounce on the pitches of South Africa. In such a situation, Sudarshan knew that if he wanted to do well in South Africa, he would have to learn to play bouncer balls. He also made preparations for this. Talking to Indian Express, Sudarshan said that he practised with a tennis ball for this. He said that during IPL he came to know about training with a tennis racket. In this training, the ball is hit with a tennis racket and the batsman has to play it. Sudarshan said that whenever he gets a chance, he does this kind of training. He said that he benefited from this and now his reaction time has become much better. Playing a four-day test match against South Africa A also helped him. From this, he came to know about the situation in South Africa.
The chances of Sudarshan making his debut for Team India are quite high because apart from Gaikwad, no other team has an opener. Although KL Rahul can do this work, he has been playing at number 5 in ODIs for a long time. He played at this number in the entire ODI World Cup. Apart from this, India also has the option of Sanju Samson. But he is also largely a middle-order batsman. Sudarshan is also a possibility because he is a left-handed batsman and India would like to go with the left-right combination because it creates problems for the bowlers.