Watch: 'Stop sweeping me' - Rashid Khan gets physical after Suryakumar Yadav destroys him with sweeps

Published - 20 Jun 2024, 11:03 PM | Updated - 20 Jun 2024, 11:04 PM

Rashid Khan, Suryakumar Yadav
Rashid Khan, Suryakumar Yadav (Credits: Instagram)

Suryakumar Yadav, on Thursday (June 20), starred with the bat to power India to a competitive total against Afghanistan in the Super 8s clash between the two teams.

Batting first, India were in a spot of bother after losing some early wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma departed inside the powerplay while Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli got the starts but could not capitalize on them. Shivam Dube failed to get going as well, as India found themselves reeling at 90 for 4 in the 11th over.

However, Suryakumar Yadav bailed the team out of trouble with his second consecutive fifty in the ongoing tournament. The right-handed batsman scored 53 runs off 28 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes. During his knock, the India star did not shy away from taking on Rashid Khan as well.

Even though the Afghanistan skipper had dismissed Pant and Kohli in quick succession, Suryakumar did not shy away from taking him on. He brought out the sweep shot to negate Rashid's threat, hitting the leg spinner for two fours and a six. As Suryakumar won the battle, Rashid was seen having a lighthearted chat with the India star and the spinner even grabbed the batter by his helmet during the conversation. 

"Stop sweeping me, he says," said Ravi Shastri on air as he tried to decode Rashid's message to the India batter. 

Watch the brilliant moment between Suryakumar and Rashid:

 

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I enjoy batting from in the most difficult phase: Suryakumar Yadav:

Speaking at the end of the innings, Suryakumar Yadav opened up on his batting and said that he enjoys batting in the middle overs which is usually considered the most challenging phase. The Mumbai star also stated that he likes to face challenges and backed himself to do well in the game after Kohli's dismissal.

"That's what I have practised, I enjoy batting from (7-15 overs) that's the most difficult phase where the opposition bowlers look to control things. I like to take charge in that phase, I enjoy it.

"I started chewing my gum harder when he (Kohli) got out. I just backed my game and my instincts. I have played a lot of cricket with him (Rohit Sharma) and now under him, he understands my game. He knows my game, so he sits back and enjoys it. It's a good total, let's see what happens now," said Suryakumar Yadav.

 

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