“He is just letting everybody know that batting is easy… I would be disheartened if I was bowling to Surya,” skipper Hardik Pandya on Suryakumar Yadav’s dominating innings

India defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 in the three-match T20I series thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s third T20I century, which enabled them to win the third and final match in Rajkot by 91 runs. India chose to bat first and amassed 228/5 on the board thanks in large part to Suryakumar’s 45-ball century, which later caused Sri Lanka to falter under the weight of run pressure. The visitors’ attempt to win their first series in India was unsuccessful as they were dismissed for 137 runs inside of 17 overs.

There will never be enough words to adequately describe that fearless innings by none other than the game’s hero, Suryakumar Yadav, but captain Pandya was able to convey the team’s joy by congratulating SKY and outlining how much, in his own words, he enjoyed his innings.


When questioned about the innings, the India captain, however, had the ideal response in his distinct manner.

“If I was bowling to him, I’d be disheartened because of the kind of shots he has been playing,” Pandya told host broadcaster Star at the post-match presentation ceremony. “He’s been surprising everyone every evening and he’s letting everyone know that you know what, this batting is very easy, you know. He’s been actually playing blinders after blinders and, which is now becoming a habit and, which is fantastic for him.

“I leave him alone. You don’t need to tell much was to him. He’s quite experienced now, he’s aware of this situation, he knows what exactly is happening. And whenever he finds a situation where he’s not sure, we always have a chat and, you know, always find a solution.”