Mumbai Indians’ star batsman Suryakumar Yadav hogged the limelight for his surreal knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last night’s encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Coming out to bat at No.3, the flamboyant batsman totally changed the entire complexion of the game with his fearless batting attitude. He scored runs at the rate of knots and took the game away from RCB.
During the run-chase, Mumbai Indians benefitted from the opening pair – Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma as they added 51 runs before things started to collapse for them. After losing both the openers, MI largely benefitted from the services of Suryakumar Yadav.
The right-handed batsman made things much easier for Mumbai Indians with his quickfire approach. He ended up scoring 83 off just 35 balls with the help of seven fours and six hits over the fence at a strike rate of 237.14.
His blistering innings helped Mumbai Indians chase down the target in just 16.3 overs. The five-time IPL champions won the game by six wickets and moved to the third place in the points table.
Zaheer Khan heaps praise on Suryakumar Yadav after his heroics against RCB
Meanwhile, former Indian fast bowler, Zaheer Khan reserved the highest respect for Suryakumar Yadav after his heroics against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Suryakumar Yadav was named the Player of the Match for his exceptional batting. The Jio Cinema cricket expert Zaheer Khan further added that the way Suryakumar bats and the way he goes about his business, no field placement can help him in the first place. “They need to hold his bat from behind or hold his legs, he’s been batting like that,” Zaheer Khan stated.
He further added that every time when he sees Suryakumar play, it literally seems like the bowlers are trying to pitch the balls outside the off-stump. Despite the field placements, Suryakumar Yadav is still able to find gaps and smack boundaries when it mattered the most.