The Men in Blue are currently touring New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and as many ODIs. Regular top-order batters like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli are not part of the tour. India’s star all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, will lead the team in the shorter format, while Shikhar Dhawan will captain the team in ODIs.
After the first match of the three-match T20I series at the Sky Stadium in Wellington was called off due to rain without a ball being bowled, the second T20I was played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, November 20. Suryakumar Yadav hammered an unbeaten 111 off 51 deliveries with 11 fours and seven sixes to help India score a massive total of 191 runs in their 20 overs.
Suryakumar Yadav Is The Best In The World – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli posted a humorous tweet for his teammate and friend. While he admitted that he didn’t see Suryakumar Yadav’s performance live, Kohli was certain that it was a video game knock where the batsman simply toyed with the opposition bowlers and smashed them around the park with ease.
Kohli, taking to Twitter to praise Suryakumar, wrote: “Numero Uno showing why he’s the best in the world. Didn’t watch it live but I’m sure this was another video game innings by him.”
Numero Uno showing why he’s the best in the world. Didn’t watch it live but I’m sure this was another video game innings by him. 😂 @surya_14kumar
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 20, 2022
India’s batsman Suryakumar Yadav is the number one batter in T20Is, and his last knock must have strengthened his place at the top. Tim Southee stole the show, getting a hat trick and conceding only five runs in the final over. Surya recorded the highest individual score of his T20I career, but he didn’t get a strike in the final over.
Suryakumar Yadav has been in excellent form and is the highest run-getter in T20I cricket this year, with nine half-centuries and two centuries. The right-handed batter scored 1151 runs in 30 matches at an average of 47.96 with a stunning strike rate of 188.38. In the recently concluded T20 World Cup, he was the third-leading scorer with 239 runs in six innings with an average of 59.75 and a strike rate of 189.68, including three half-centuries.
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