Suryakumar Yadav produced a batting masterclass as India posted a mammoth total of 192 in their Asia Cup 2022 fixture against Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 31, in Dubai. Suryakumar shared an unbeaten 98-run stand with Virat Kohli off just 45 deliveries to put the side on the drivers seat.
Asked to bat first, skipper Rohit Sharma demonstrated his aggressive instincts, while out-of-form KL Rahul struggled to get going. Rohit struck a couple of sixes before making his way back to the dressing room after mistiming a short delivery.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul struggled to get going and scoreboard read 70/1 at the end of 10 overs. Rahul was dismissed in the 13th over that saw Suryakumar Yadav walk out into the middle, which changed the complexion of the game.
Suryakumar (68* off 26) took the attack to the opposition and it suddenly began raining sixes and boundaries in Dubai. In the final over, he plundered four sixes off Haroon Arshad to take India’s total to 192.
Cricket fans were bowled over by Suryakumar Yadav’s masterclass with the bat. Virat Kohli, who watched it unfold from the other end, was in awe and bowed his head down after the innings ended.
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“I used to play rubber ball cricket with my friends” – Suryakumar Yadav on his 360-degree shots
Speaking at the mid-innings break on his wide range of shots, Suryakumar Yadav said, “I haven’t practiced those strokes, but I used to play rubber ball cricket with my friends when I was a kid and that is where these shots come from.”
The Mumbai-born cricketer also asserted that they have a good total on the scoreboard. He said, “I think we have a good score on this wicket.”