New Delhi: Suryakumar Yadav hit a sensational third T20 century in the third and deciding T20 against Sri Lanka at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Saturday. He scored an unbeaten 112 off just 51 balls to help India post a massive 228 for 5 against the visitors as India captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat first. Suryakumar Yadav hit 7 fours and 9 sixes in his innings. The star Indian batsman had yet another incredible innings. Which once again earned him appreciation from cricket fans, experts, current and former cricketers.
Cricketer Virat Kohli also praised Surya fiercely
Meanwhile, India’s star cricketer Virat Kohli also heaped praise on Surya, posting Suryakumar’s picture on his Instagram story to praise Yadav. After which when the BCCI uploaded a video on social media on Sunday. Surya was seen reacting to the story of Virat Kohli (Suryakumar Yadav On Virat Kohli Instagrm Story) on his phone. This reaction is now going viral on social media. Suryakumar said before replying to Kohli, “Bhau, maja aa gaya…” Then he replied to Virat with several heart emojis.
Let us tell you that with his unbeaten third T20I century, Suryakumar has registered his name in history. He has become the fastest player to reach 1,500 runs and took only 843 balls to reach this landmark in T20 cricket, the fastest among all players. Apart from this, he is the third fastest player to reach the figure of 1,500 runs in T20 in terms of innings.
Mohammad Rizwan reached the milestone in 42 innings
The fastest batsmen to reach the landmark in terms of innings are Indian batsmen Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Australian legend Aaron Finch and Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Who took 39 innings to score 1,500 runs in T20Is. Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan reached the milestone in 42 innings and Suryakumar did so in 43 innings.