Suryakumar Yadav played a sensational knock of unbeaten 112 from just 51 deliveries in the third and final T20I of the three-match-series against Sri Lanka on Saturday (January 7). Yadav’s ton powered India to clinch the series 2-1.
Batting first, India put a mammoth score of 228/5 in 20 overs, while the Islanders got all out for just 137 in 16.4 overs and faced a 91-run defeat in the series decider.
SKY displayed a 360-degree show in his innings and smashed bowlers all over the ground. He hit nine sixes and seven fours during his sensational knock. The 32-year-old has now become only the second Indian batter after Rohit Sharma and fifth international player worldwide to smash three or more tons in T20Is. His first and second centuries in the shortest format came against England and New Zealand, respectively.
After Yadav’s incredible match-winning knock, fans all over the world jumped in to praise the no.1 T20I batter. India superstar Virat Kohli also took to social media and posted an Instagram story applauding Surya for his century. The former Indian captain had put a picture of the latter along with two fire emojis.
On Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of Suryakumar reacting and replying to Kohli’s Instagram story. In the video, Surya was seen reacting to the story and saying, “Oh baba, look who has posted a story!”. He also sent a direct message (DM) to the 34-year-old and wrote, ‘Bhau, Bohot saara pyaar. See you soon.’
Raw emotions 🎦
A Suryakumar fandom frenzy 👏🏻
A special reply to an Instagram story 😉
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 8, 2023
Team India will be back in action on January 10 when they face Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series. The 50-over format will also see the return of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul to the team.