Abhinav Mukund, a seasoned batsman, has showered accolades on Suryakumar Yadav for his remarkable performance in the third T20 International against the West Indies. The match, which took place on Tuesday at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, witnessed Suryakumar Yadav’s explosive knock of 83 runs off 44 balls. The right-handed dynamo’s innings featured an impressive display of 10 fours and four sixes, earning him the well-deserved Player of the Match title.
Mukund, recognizing Suryakumar Yadav’s prowess, commented on his unstoppable nature when he hits his stride. “It does not matter to him what the occasion is. He is an exceptional player and when he gets going, there is no stopping him. He has the range and every single shot in the book,” Mukund shared in an interview with Jio Cinemas.
Further elaborating on Suryakumar’s exceptional abilities, Mukund stated, “I am just trying to figure out in my head for my own curiosity, where would I bowl to him if I were the opposing captain. If he gets into such sort of mood, it is very hard to bowl to him. That’s the truth and West Indies found it out the hard way today.”
Suryakumar Yadav’s pivotal role in the match came to the forefront as he formed a crucial partnership of 87 runs with Tilak Varma, which stabilized India’s innings after the early dismissals of Shubman Gill and debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal. His performance contributed significantly to India’s successful chase of the target of 160, accomplished with 13 balls to spare. This victory breathed new life into the T20I series, setting the stage for the upcoming matches in the USA leg.
In addition to his match-winning innings, Suryakumar Yadav also achieved a milestone by becoming the joint second-fastest player to reach 100 sixes in T20 Internationals, sharing the honor with the legendary Chris Gayle. Evin Lewis holds the record for the fastest journey to this milestone.
Suryakumar Yadav’s consistent brilliance and ability to take charge during crucial moments have undoubtedly bolstered India’s prospects in the ongoing series against the West Indies. As he continues to shine on the international stage, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing more of his exceptional performances in the matches to come.