Suryakumar Yadav finally got his chance for redemption as he smashed a fifty on innings debut for India. After having not got the opportunity to bat in the 2nd T20I and then getting benched during the 3rd T20I for his IPL skipper Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians cricketer made a mark in the 4th T20I in Ahmedabad.
After losing Rohit Sharma very early on in the innings, it was Suryakumar Yadav who was promoted to bat at three to which the Mumbai didn’t disappoint as the latter notched up a 31 ball 57 run knock as he was dismissed by Sam Curran with a controversial catch taken by Dawid Malan.
Irfan Pathan Lauds Virat Kohli For Promoting Suryakumar Yadav At 3
Former India seamer Irfan Pathan who is currently plying a trade for the India Legends side in the Road Safety World Series in Raipur was elated to watch Suryakumar Yadav bat at three. Irfan Pathan who shared the dressing room with Virat Kohli during India’s triumphant 2013 Champions Trophy lauded Virat for promoting Suryakumar up the order during the 4th T20I against England.
“That’s what I admire the most abt Virat Kohli as a leader. Giving away his fav position for a newcomer to provide him with more opportunities.”
That’s what I admire the most abt @imVkohli as a leader. Giving away his fav position for a new comer to provide him with more opportunities 👍👍
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 18, 2021
Talking about the match, England won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad where India batting first posted a total of 185/8 at the end of 20 overs with Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer doing the bulk of the scoring.