Asia Cup: Match officials declare Suryakumar Yadav as Player of the Match


India was put in to bat, but they didn’t get off to a great start since KL Rahul had trouble with his timing. Until the 13th over, the run rate was primarily around 7 RPO. However, Suryakumar Yadav’s entrance flipped the situation. The fans will be delighted after a very long time, watching Virat Kohli regaining his form as he smashed a wonderful half-century.

When Suryakumar Yadav entered the batting order, India was 94 from 2 after 13 overs. His 68* from just 26 balls, which included 6 fours and 6 sixes, enabled India to 192 for 2. The partnership between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar needed just two more runs to secure a century stand, but the fans will never forget the incredible performances the pair produced.

Suryakumar Yadav dominated the last over as he started the 20th over with a six which brought up the Indian star’s half-century. He went on to hit back-to-back sixes. Followed by a dot ball, which according to the looks of Suryakumar Yadav, was regrettable as the batsman aimed for 6 sixes in an over.

Suryakumar Yadav, in total, scored 68 runs in just 26 deliveries and played with a strike rate of 261.54

“Some of them (shots) are predetermined, this format is all about what you think and how you prepare before you go out to bat. At the same time, you got to be staying in the present as well. I felt the wicket was a bit slow. My plan was clear. My role was to go in and take the tempo up and just express myself, I just loved it. (Adapting to different positions) you got to be flexible, you should be equipped to bat at any number and I have opened as well. I have batted at all number. I really enjoyed it,” said Suryakumar Yadav while being awarded for Player of the Match.