Suryakumar Yadav, like former Australia cricketer Michael Bevan, laughed off the suggestion that "people had started classifying him as a finisher" on Tuesday, claiming that he had only played a few games for the 'Men in Blue' so far.
In T20 and ODI cricket, the 35-year-old has played at 3, 4, 5, and 6 for India. On Sunday, he stepped in at number five in the first One-Day International against the West Indies.
People are comparing the batsman to Australian great Michael Bevan because of his ability to finish games, which he has done a couple of times for India.
"Isn't that Michael Bevan? I've only played five games, sir. Maybe even seven. Suryakumar Yadav, please allow me to continue "On the eve of the second ODI, Yadav made a remark during an online news conference.
"Whatever number I can play, whatever situation I find myself in, if I can help the team win from there, that will be my main objective. But I want to be brave as I am "Added he.
The Mumbaikar finished the game for India in the first ODI with a match-winning 36-ball 34 and an amazing 62-run fifth-wicket combination with Deepak Hooda.
India batsmen, especially Rohit Sharma, played with a lot of freedom while chasing a low target, and Yadav suggested that the team will continue to do so in the future. He also believes that batting first isn't a particularly difficult task for the team.
"Not really, I think we've kept things really simple," the batsman said. "We're going to bat the same way we batted in the last game," he added. "It's just that when we bat first, we need to try and bat until the end to have that winnable score, but the way we batted in the second innings in the last game, I think it was perfect."
"I think the rhythm was beautiful, the passion was really excellent, and the purpose was really good, so there's nothing to change," he continued. "All we have to do now is be safe and just express ourselves."