Suryakumar Yadav in action for Mumbai Indians at IPL 2023© BCCI
The star of the Indian cricket team, Suryakumar Yadav, is known to many fans by his nickname “SKY” and it has become quite common among cricket fans. However, there is a fascinating story behind the nickname and it has a direct link to his former Indian Premier League (IPL) captain, Gautam Gambhir. Suryakumar revealed that his nickname was given by Gambheer during his tenure with the Kolkata Knight Riders and the veteran rookie decided to shorten his name to make it easier to call.
“This (name) came in 2014/15 when I was playing for KKR. At that time, Gauti Bhai (Gautam Gambhir) gave this name because Suryakumar Yadav, according to him, was too long for everyone, so SKY came from there, ”said the explosive Indian striker in a video posted by BCCI on Twitter.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the prize money for the 2021-23 World Testing Championship.
According to the official statement, the nine teams will share a whopping Rs 31.4 crore, which is in line with the previous cycle (2019-21). India will play Australia in the WTC Final at Lord’s in London starting June 7th. The winners of the WTC Finals will take home a whopping Rs 13.22 crore (approximately) and the runners-up will receive Rs 6.61 crore. (approx.).
“The prize pool of the tournament has not changed, it remains the same as in the first edition of the championship (2019-21) with a total purse of $3.8 million (approximately Rs. 13.22 crore). Kane Williamson’s New Zealand were rewarded with $1.6 million (approximately Rs 6.61 crores) at Southampton in 2021 after they beat India by eight wickets in a rain-marred six-day WTC final. .
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