Stand-in skipper Suryakumar Yadav is on the brink of breaking legendary batter Virat Kohli’s record as India gears up for the third T20I of the five-match series against Australia, which is set to be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday, November 28.
Suryakumar Yadav assumed the role of captain in the T20I squad in the absence of the injured Hardik Pandya. The middle-order batter started his captaincy tenure with consecutive victories. The batter will be hoping to secure the series victory with two matches remaining.
Suryakumar Yadav On The Verge Of Breaking Virat Kohli’s Record
Suryakumar Yadav showcased his prowess in the first game by scoring 80 runs from 42 balls. However, he was dismissed for 19 runs from 10 deliveries in the second game. The top-ranked T20 batter is eyeing breaking Virat Kohli’s all-time record in the upcoming game.
The 33-year-old is on the verge of becoming the fastest Indian to reach 2000 runs in T20Is, needing just 60 more runs. With 1940 runs in 52 innings in the shorter format for India, he has the chance to break Virat Kohli’s record, who achieved the milestone in 56 innings.
Suryakumar has the opportunity to become the third-fastest globally, behind Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who both accomplished the feat in 52 innings. He will become the fourth Indian batter to score 2000 in T20Is after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul.
Suryakumar Yadav Trusts His Players – Prasidh Krishna
Team India pacer Prasidh Krishna commended Suryakumar Yadav’s captaincy style, noting its similarity to his aggressive batting approach. Krishna highlighted the team’s trust and mutual support, emphasizing the freedom to execute plans on the field.
“I think it shows in the way he (Suryakumar) bats – very similar in his captaincy as well,” Prasidh said.
“He trusts his players, backs all of us to do what we want to do and he’s there right behind us to support if there’s anything going wrong. That’s been the name of the game and then that’s the word around freedom, go and execute your plans out there and everyone trusts each other in the team,” he added.