Rohit Sharma’s old tweet about Suryakumar Yadav has gone viral after the latter’s match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. The Mumbai Indians star scored a match-winning unbeaten fifty as the defending champions crushed RCB by five wickets to register their eighth win of the season.
He once again unleashed his wide array of his shots and scored 79 off just 43 balls with ten fours and three sixes to guide Mumbai Indians to the huge win. With the knock, the 30-year old also showed he has the ability to bail his team out of trouble and then finish the game.
When he came out to bat in the last over of the powerplay, the asking rate was 8.5 in pursuit of 165. The run-rate only increased in the next few overs while Mumbai Indians also lost the wickets of Krunal Pandya and Saurabh Tiwary. But the right-handed batsman bossed the middle-overs, mixing caution with aggression to take Mumbai home with five balls remaining.
Rohit Sharma knew it all along:
Soon after Suryakumar Yadav finished the game for Mumbai Indians, an old tweet from Rohit Sharma about his IPL and state teammate went viral. Rohit Sharma knew it way before that Suryakumar has the potential to be a big player. In his tweet that he posted way back in 2011, Rohit Sharma had stated that Suryakumar would be a player to watch out for in future.
Here is the tweet from the India batting star:
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury that he had sustained against Kings XI Punjab on October 18. The Mumbai Indians skipper has already missed three games and would be desperate to get back to action quickly ahead of the playoffs.
According to reports, he is training non-stop,to get fit ahead of the playoffs. Rohit is also not a part of the India squads for the tour of Australia and would be desperate to recover to make it to the challenging tour that gets underway next month.