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“Taking a ball way outside the off stump and depositing it over the boundary at square leg”, Twitter reacts as Surya Kumar Yadav becomes the first Indian and only second player to score 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year

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Suryakumar Yadav, less than 20 months after making his India debut, has surpassed Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the ICC T20I batting rankings. On Wednesday, in a pivotal T20 World Cup game against Bangladesh, he accomplished the mark by batting 30 runs in only 16 balls. In addition to his team’s success, Suryakumar has been in excellent form at this T20 World Cup. However, he didn’t realize the accomplishment until an interview with ICC after the game, and his response was priceless.

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After Virat Kohli, Suryakumar became just the second Indian player in history to lead the ICC T20I rankings for batters.

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Just ahead of the Zimbabwe game, he had 164 runs at an average of 180.21 after four games. There are two fifty-plus scores to his credit.

On Saturday, he was set to play a key role when India played against Zimbabwe in their last group stage match and he did play such. India were in a spot of bother when he came out to bat. Surya did what he does the best. He manipulated the field and scored runs all round the ground. He scored 61* runs in 25 balls.

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Suryakumar Yadav also registered yet another record. He became the first Indian and only second player to score 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year. The form that SKY is in, he is sure to break many more record. Currently, he is definitely the best batsman in the world in the T20I format.

India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

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Zimbabwe Playing XI: Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Regis Chakabva (w), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani

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