They say sky's the limit, but for SKY, there really is no limit. Say hello to the ICC T20I Cricketer of the Year, 2022.
In the last few years, he has truly rewritten the white-ball batting book with his there’s-no-way-you-could-have-played-that shots. A Chembur lad, he fine-tuned his skills with the bat while playing for local clubs (Parsi Gymkhana, Dadar Union) before jumping onto the IPL bandwagon. He started at MI in 2011, and even played a key role in us winning the Champions League T20 that year. He moved to the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014, where he established himself as a finisher in the side.
In 2018, we brought our prodigal son back home, and since then, the chants of ‘Aapla Dada Surya’ have never stopped. Moving to the top of the batting order, 300-plus runs in every IPL season since then, meant SKY would now be an indispensable team member. His ‘Main hoon na’ celebration on sealing a nerve-wracking chase against RCB with a stunning 79*(43) is etched in gold.