Mumbai: Team India and Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav is one of the players recognized in the Indian Premier League. Suryakumar’s nickname is ‘Sky’. His teammates and fans also love his name. Meanwhile, Suryakumar has now revealed how and by whom he was given this name.

Suryakumar made his IPL debut in 2012 while playing for Mumbai. He played well while playing for KKR in 2014. Gautam Gambhir was the captain of Kolkata at that time. He believed in Suryakumar’s talent and gave him a lot of opportunities. Two-time Kolkata champion Gautam Gambhir named Suryakumar as SKY.

Suryakumar Yadav revealed this in the Breakfast with Champions show. Suryakumar Yadav said, ‘In 2014, when I was in KKR, Gautam bhai used to call me ‘Sky’ two-three times. I did not pay attention. Then he said that I am just calling you. View your initials! Then I realized it was the ‘sky’.


Suryakumar Yadav is considered the best batsman of Mumbai Indians in IPL. Five-time champions Mumbai have not had a good season so far. The team is at the bottom of the table having lost 8 out of 8 matches. Apart from this, Suryakumar Yadav will also have an eye on the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year.