Suryakumar Yadav led the Indian cricket team to a huge score of 192/2 in 20 overs on Wednesday against Hong Kong with a brilliant 26-ball 68*. India was in trouble at 94/2 in 13 overs when Suryakumar entered the field. India scored 98 runs in the following seven overs.
By hitting six sixes and six fours in the later overs, Suryakumar scored the majority of those runs. He formed a strong partnership with Virat Kohli (59* off 44 balls). Suryakumar then blasted four sixes in the final over from Haroon Arshad to help India reach 192/2 in 20 overs. In just 22 balls, the No. 4 batter reached the halfway point.
Virat Kohli bows to Suryakumar
After the final over, which produced 26 runs, Kohli bowed to Suryakumar with an eye-catching gesture. Suryakumar detailed the strategy behind his unconventional shots at the mid-game break. Click here to watch the video.
“I haven’t previously practiced those strokes. However, back then, when I was younger and playing with my pals, we often played rubber ball cricket on hard cement, so that’s where it all started “During the midpoint, Suryakumar added.
“When I was sitting and talking with Rohit bhai and Rishabh afterward, I mentioned that when I go into bat, I’ll try to raise the tempo a little higher because I felt the wicket was sticky before. We set our sights on 170 to 175 but I kept expressing myself because of how things were going. Very pleased with how it developed. I think it’s a respectable total on this wicket.”