Ravichandran Ashwin was in awe of Suryakumar Yadav’s trademark shot in the ongoing third T20I between India and Australia. The virtual series decider between teams is taking place at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
India were asked to bat first and they didn’t have a great start to their innings as they lost Yashasvi Jaiswal (6) and Ishan Kishan (0) early. Skipper Suryakumar Yadav chipped in and soaked in all the pressure as he played some glorious shots and entertained fans.
The first six Suryakumar Yadav hit looked staggering to the eyes. Nathan Ellis bowled a delivery on a length and angled into the right-hander. The Indian batter got down low, watched the ball, and used the pace. He paddled it over a long leg for a maximum. The ball sailed over for the big six and brought the crowd into the act.
Ravichandran Ashwin heaped rich praise on Suryakumar Yadav for the sensational stroke and mentioned that despite watching this shot many times, it gives him the same thrill. Taking to his X account, he said:
“I have watched him play this shot so many times but the thrill it gives me while I watch it is the same every single time.”
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) November 28, 2023
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav continued his golden touch as he batted magnificently and made sure that his side didn’t come under pressure. The Indian captain, who scored 80 runs in the first game, played another blistering knock for his team.
IND vs AUS: Suryakumar Yadav perishes after scoring blistering 39
Suryakumar Yadav was going all guns blazing and it seemed that he would end up with a big knock. However, his stay at the crease was cut short by Aaron Hardie. The pacer bowled a short-length delivery and hit the deck hard. The batter swiveled across and tried to swing.
Suryakumar Yadav was early on the shot and the ball caught a big edge on its way to the keeper. The Indian captain scored 39 runs off 29 balls. He batted with a strike rate of around 135 and also slammed 5 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.