Team India’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav played an incredible knock against Hong Kong yesterday.
Suryakumar scored an unbeaten 68 off just 24 deliveries with Virat Kohli to help India through to the 2022 Asia Cup’s Super Four stage.
The video of Kohli bowing down to Suryakumar Yadav is going viral on the internet.
Suryakumar came to the crease at a time when the side required momentum, with the score at 94/2 in 13 overs
He along with Virat Kohli built together a formidable partnership to help India post 192 runs on the scoreboard.
India’s innings got off a slow start
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got off to a slow start, with both struggling to get going as they managed to score 6 in the first two overs.
KL Rahul took time to settle in his innings, as he looked to spend some time at the crease and get in good touch.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav’s 98-run partnership
The limelight of Virat Kohli scoring his 31st T20 half-century was overshadowed by Surya Kumar Yadav’s blitzkrieg innings.
Suryakumar Yadav smashed 60 off 26 balls as India beat Hong Kong by 40 runs in the Asia Cup match yesterday.
Surya’s 26-ball unbeaten stay in the middle resulted in 68 runs
The pair added 98 runs in the third-wicket partnership that came from just 42 balls.
Virat Kohli’s heartwarming gesture
Suryakumar’s incredible flourish came in the last over where he scored 26 runs including four sixes
Virat Kohli bowed down to Suryakumar Yadav as a mark of respect for his incredible innings.
In the post-match press conference, Suryakumar opened up on the gesture, insisting that he “never saw” anything like that.
“It was a very heartwarming gesture. I never saw something like that.”
“I was looking at him and I was like, “why isn’t he going ahead?”
“Then I came to him and urged him to walk together. He is so experienced,” Suryakumar said
“I enjoyed batting with him. That’s what I told him as well.”
“The situation was such that I had to go to the crease and play fast.’
“Because the wicket was a little slow in the starting, I talked to Virat Kohli, he said ‘just express yourself and do as you bat”.
“My plan was also very clear on how to bat so it was fun,” said Suryakumar.