Team India’s batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav once again displayed his charisma as he smashed a brilliant century in the second T20I against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
Surya lit up the Bay Oval stadium with his extraordinary batting display. The Pune-born cricketer took Black Caps bowlers to the cleaners, reaching the triple-figure score with consecutive fours off Lockie Ferguson in the penultimate over. This was Suryakumar’s second century in the shortest format. His maiden T20 The ton of him came against England in Nottingham earlier this year.
Suryakumar remained unbeaten on 111 off 51 deliveries and with the help of his incredible knock, the Men in Blue posted 191/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Highest individual T20I scores for India:
- 122*(61) – Virat Kohli vs Afg, Dubai 2022
- 118 (43) – Rohit Sharma vs SL, Indore 2017
- 117 (55) – Suryakumar Yadav vs Eng, Nottingham 2022
- 111*(51) – Suryakumar Yadav vs NZ, Mt Maunganui 2022
- 111*(61) – Rohit Sharma vs WI, Lucknow 2018
“In T20, a hundred is always special, but at the same time, it was really important for me to bat till the very end. Hardik was telling me to bat till the 18th or 19th over and get to a score of 185 or so. After the end of the 16th over, we had a chat about taking it deep,” Suryakumar said in the mid-innings break.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
—BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2022
TAKE A BOW! 🙌
Suryakumar Yadav brings up his second T20I hundred 💥
— ICC (@ICC) November 20, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) November 20, 2022
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 20, 2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) November 20, 2022
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 20, 2022
Easily the best T20 batsman in the world SKY #INDVNZ
— Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (@LaxmanSivarama1) November 20, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 20, 2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 20, 2022
— Vimal कुमार (@Vimalwa) November 20, 2022
Surya Kumar Yadav is poetry in motion. A very well deserved 100. Just brilliant. 🔥 #NZvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) November 20, 2022
This is almost illegal!
SKY brings up its second century in T20Is. 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ off just 4️⃣9️⃣ deliveries. 🤯
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 20, 2022
Most T20I hundreds by Indians in a year:
2 – Rohit Sharma in 2018
2 – Suryakumar Yadav in 2022#NZvIND
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) November 20, 2022
Fair to say that Surya is India’s first proper T20 batter??
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 20, 2022
Surya sir seems to have 2-3 shots for every ball.
He bats in his own imaginary land.
—Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) November 20, 2022
𝑬𝒌𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒗𝒂𝒂𝒅𝒂. 𝑺𝒖𝒓𝒚𝒂 𝑫𝒂𝒅𝒂. 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 20, 2022
5️⃣0️⃣ to 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ in 17 balls 🤯
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 20, 2022
What a man @surya_14kumar 💪❤️💪 Indha year auction the irundhirundha
20+ cr dhan 💪💪💪
— Sathish (@actorsathish) November 20, 2022
100 is secondary but the way you bat…the strike rate you score at…you are a real Sky for team India bcs you take India Sky High…another beautiful 100 @surya_14kumar
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) November 20, 2022
Surya Kumar Yadav has hit 67 sixes in T20I cricket this year, insane! Mohammad Rizwan struck 42 sixes last year to create that record, SKY has hit 25 more than him. This record may not be beaten anytime soon. #NZvIND
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) November 20, 2022
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) November 20, 2022
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