Suryakumar Yadav or Suryakumar Ashok Yadav or SKY is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed batsman. He also plays the role of right-arm medium-pace bowler occassionally.
He was born in a typical middle-class family on 14 September 1990 (28 years old in 2018) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
His father Ashok Kumar Yadav who is an engineer in BARC first saw his interest towards cricket and made him to join a cricket camp in Chembur’s BARC colony. His mother Sapana Yadav is a homemaker.
On 7 July 2016, he got married to a dance coach, Devisha Shetty after being in a relationship since 2012.
He did his schooling from Atomic Energy Central School, Mumbai. He did his further studies from Atomic Energy Junior College, Mumbai. After that, he completed his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mumbai.
He was first received cricket training under his paternal uncle, Vinod Yadav. When he was around 8 or 9 years old, he started receiving traning from the coach, Ashok M Aswalkar. At the age of 12, he started getting training in cricket under coach HS Kamath. Later, he was enrolled in Elf Vengsarkar Academy where he was trained under Dilip Vengsarkar.
On 11 February 2010, he made his List A debut for Mumbai against Gujarat at Ahmedabad. In this match, he scored 41 runs in 35 balls.
In 2012, he was chosen to play for Mumbai Indians (MI) for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, but, he was getting ignored multiple times because of the presence of famous players in the team like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Kieron Pollard.
From 2014 to 2017, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the IPL auctions. Even, he soon became the vice-captain of the team.
For 2018 IPL auction, he was again bought by Mumbai Indians (MI) at a whopping price of 3.2 crores. His jersey number for Mumbai Indians is 77.
Here is the detail of some of his favourite things:
Hotel: ITC Sonar in Kolkata
Politician: Narendra Modi
He is fond of tattoos and has multiple tattoos on his body.