Bright Times News: In the South Africa series, Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav is fielding his strongest team. He hit an 18-ball half-century in the second T20I in Guwahati, wreaking havoc on the Proteas bowlers.
SKY was unstoppable, scoring 61 runs in the contest off just 22 deliveries. He beat Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to set a new record with his hard-hitting performance. In T20Is, Maxwell made the 1000th run in his 604th delivery, while Yadav needed just 574 balls to do it.
The power hitter also passed Virat Kohli and KL Rahul to become the third-fastest Indian to 1,000 runs in T20Is (by innings). It took Yadav 31 innings to accomplish the milestone.
He and Kohli set a record by scoring 102 runs in 42 balls, making it India’s quickest 100-run or more stand in this format.
Yadav’s knocks are a visual treat. Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, praised him after their victory over South Africa and then jokingly said that he would not play him again until their opening T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on October 23 in Australia.
Rohit, who had just scored his third consecutive half-century, commented on SKY’s form: “Just considering not to play him anymore; just play him on the 23rd (of October), when India opens their World Cup campaign against Pakistan.
He is someone that wants to participate in the activity, go out there, and succeed. We want to keep him happy because that is what makes him happy, the captain continued.
India posted a massive score of 237/3 in 20 overs in the second T20I thanks to the top order batsmen KL Rahul (57 off 28), Rohit (43 off 37), Kohli (49* off 28), and Yadav (61 off 22). David Miller scored an unbeaten 106 off 47 and Quinton de Kock scored 69* off 48 in the run chase, however, both batsmen fell short by 16 runs, giving India an unassailable 2-0 series lead.