Suryakumar Yadav’s 26-ball 68 against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup on Wednesday left India captain Rohit Sharma at a loss for words, he said. Suryakumar’s blistering innings, which saw India reach 192 for two and win by 40 runs to advance to the Super 4 stage of the competition, featured six sixes and just as many fours. At the post-game presentation, Rohit remarked, “The words will be brief given the sort of innings he played today.
We occasionally saw that with him. He always has terrible knocks to offer. He simply steps up to the plate and hits confidently, as his club demands.
“Some of the shots he made today are not mentioned in the book,” someone said. It was a lot of fun to see. The choice of the shot was also important. Rohit screamed, all praise for Surya: “We know he can play all around the park.
Both of India’s openers, Rohit and KL Rahul, struggled to capitalize on their opportunities as the team started slowly.
Suryakumar gave the back-10 the much-needed push, but Virat Kohli kept the innings together, making his first international half-century in more than six months (59 not out off 44 balls). In an unbroken third-wicket partnership, the pair combined for 98 runs.
Suryakumar batted at No. 4 a few days after Ravindra Jadeja produced a game-winning innings at the same position after being promoted.
The group has also been told about this (flexibility in the batting order). The majority of the lads are prepared to seize the chance and be prepared to bat wherever it may be needed.
“We require the flexibility of that nature. We will accept such risks. We’ll attempt to employ the appropriate pairings, “said Rohit.
Suryakumar responded that some of his various shots were predetermined when questioned.