Team India cricketer Suryakumar Yadav carried his rich form in the ICC T20 World Cup warm-up matches against Australia. He looked a brilliant touch slamming a fifty on Monday, October 17 at The Gabba in Brisbane. A video featuring the right-handed batter has gone viral on social media. where he can be heard saying that he does not feel like going for the big shots.
Batting first, Team India got off to a great start, putting on 70-plus runs in the first seven overs. After that, they lost a couple of quick wickets, with both openers heading back to the pavilion. However, Suryakumar Yadav did not let the tempo go down. He slammed 50 runs with six boundaries and a six.
During his stay at the crease, Suryakumar Yadav was heard saying, “Maarne ka mood nahi ho raha hai yaar.” Interestingly, Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed from the next delivery.
— Aditya Kukalyekar (@adikukalyekar) October 17, 2022
So good to get one back: Kane Richardson on Suryakumar Yadav’s dismissal
Australian pacer Kane Richardson expressed that it was good to get Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket during the T20 World Cup warm-up match. Richardson took a return catch, as the ball took the cue end of Suryakumar’s bat. Speaking with the host broadcaster during the innings break, Richardson said,
“First time he has missed the middle of the bat ever against us. In India, it would have probably flown out of the ground. He is probably the best in the world so good to get one back.”
Team India put on 186 runs on the board in the first innings. Along with Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul also smashed a brilliant fifty. He scored 57 runs off 33 deliveries, including six boundaries and three sixes. In response, Australia fell short of the target as Mohammed Shami defended 11 runs off the last over. He took three wickets in one over, conceding just four runs.