He played an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India posted a strong total of 186 for five. The 32-year-old batsman had hit four sixes and six fours in his innings. His one shot on the last ball of the innings was characteristic.
Suryakumar Yadav’s scoop shot off Zimbabwe pacer Richard Nagarwa has been the talk of the town in the T20 World Cup and the aggressive Indian batsman said he mastered the particular shot while playing with the rubber ball. Suryakumar thrilled 82,000 spectators with his varied strokes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
He played an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India posted a strong total of 186 for five. The 32-year-old batsman had hit four sixes and six fours in his innings. His one shot on the last ball of the innings was characteristic. He bowled a full toss outside off bumping Richard Nagarwa on his knee and sending it for six runs.
Former players like Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar praised his efforts. Surya Kumar, the world’s number one batsman in T20, said in a Star Sports programme, “You have to understand what ball the bowler is going to bowl at that time, which is predetermined to some extent at that time. I practiced this shot a lot while playing rubber ball cricket. Then I trust myself. You know how far the limit is. When I’m at the crease I feel like it’s only 60-65 meters away and I try to time the shot by sensing the speed of the ball. I try to get the ball on the sweet spot of the bat and if it hits well it goes outside the boundary line.
Suryakumar also spoke about how he handles pressure situations. “When I go out to bat, I try to hit some boundaries and if I can’t do that, I try to run fast between the wickets and try to score as many runs as possible. If you bat with Virat bhai, you have to stealing runs quickly. But I know what kind of shot to play at that time. I play sweeps, over covers and cut shots and if I’m successful, I move on from there.
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