New Delhi: Indian cricket star Suryakumar Yadav has shown his best side in the South Africa series. He troubled the Proteas’ bowlers in the second T20I in Guwahati as he smashed an 18-ball half-century.
The World Record by Suryakumar Yadav
Yadav went on to score 61 off just 22 deliveries in the game against South Africa. With his powerful shots, he surpassed Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to create a new record.
Maxwell had reached the 1000th run in T20Is in his 604th delivery while Yadav reached the mark in only 574 balls.
The top 5 players to reach the 1000th run in T20Is (by balls)
1. Suryakumar Yadav – 574
2. Glenn Maxwell – 604
3. Colin Munro – 635
4. Evin Lewis – 640
5. Thisara Perera – 654
Third-fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is (by innings)
Along with this, Suryakumar also became the third-fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is (by innings) only behind Virat Kohli (27) and KL Rahul (29). Yadav took 31 innings to reach the mark. Yadav along with Kohli made 102 runs in 42 balls, India’s quickest stand of 100 runs or more in this format, according to ICC.
Post-match Interview by Suryakumar Yadav
After the win against South Africa, India captain Rohit Sharma also praised the 32-year-old by saying,“Just thinking not to play him anymore; just play him on the 23rd (of October, when India opens their World Cup campaign against Pakistan).”
“He is somebody who wants to play the game, wants to keep going out there and keep doing well. That is what keeps him happy and we want to keep him happy,” he added.
Talking about the team Sharma said, “All of us came together and said it was what we wanted to do as a team. It might not come across at times, but we want to stick to it. What I have seen in the last 8-10 months is individuals putting their hand up and getting the job done for the team.
Guys without too much experience did this as well. The team wants to play and bowl in a certain way and we want” to give them that confidence. Yes, we have not bowled well at the death in the last five or six games. We are doing the same to the opposition as well,” he said.