Suryakumar Yadav impressed the world yet again by hitting his third T20I ton on Saturday, which came against Sri Lanka in Rajkot. Suryakumar stayed unbeaten on 112 off 51 balls. His innings included nine sixes and seven fours. Suryakumar also became the first non-opener to hit three T20I centuries and the second-fastest centurion for India after Rohit Sharma, who scored a 35-ball ton back in 2017 against the same opposition in Indore.
Surya showcased a wide array of scintillating shots taking all the Lankan bowlers to the cleaners. The India vice-captain completed his fifty off just 26 balls and then took only 19 deliveries to reach the 100-run mark. Apart from SKY, opener Shubman Gill chipped in with a 36-ball 46-run knock.
India scored 228 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Islanders got bundled out for a mere 137, losing the contest by 91 runs. Arshdeep Singh (3/20) picked up three wickets, while Hardik Pandya (2/30), Yuzvendra Chahal (2/30), and Umran Malik (2/31) bagged two wickets apiece.
‘I try to enjoy whenever I go to bat’: Suryakumar Yadav
In the post-match conversation, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid asked if the batter could tell and pick the best out of his numerous phenomenal batting performances. He also asked about his shot selection. Surya said that he enjoys whatever he does in the middle.
“I love batting in all difficult situations. It’s difficult to pick any one inning. I just enjoyed myself in whatever I did last year and doing the same thing again. As I’ve said earlier as well, I try to enjoy whenever I go to bat and express myself as much as possible. In those difficult situations, a. And if it works for me and for the team, I’m happy.” Surya said.
“You have to be a bit predetermined when it comes to this particular format. At the same time, you need to have other strokes as well if the bowler is a step ahead of you. But I try to play the field. Who all are in and what bowler can bowl at that moment and that’s how it works,” Surya said.
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