India vs England 2021: Twitter Erupts As Suryakumar Yadav Smashes A Whirlwind Half-Century In His Debut Innings

India vs England 2021: Twitter Erupts As Suryakumar Yadav Smashes A Whirlwind Half-Century In His Debut Innings

Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav [Image-BCCI]

Years of toil, years of relentless hard work. Multiple snubs from the national selectors, but Suryakumar Yadav did not get bogged down. He continued to work hard, smash runs after runs in domestic and IPL cricket until it eventually got impossible for anyone to ignore him.

He continued to pile up performances after performances until the national selectors had to stand up and take notice. He essentially broke the door down and was finally rewarded with his maiden India cap during the second T20I against England.

But, nothing has come easy for Suryakumat Yadav. He had to wait and wait and wait for his debut game and in the same manner, he also had to wait for his chance to stroll out in the middle with bat in his hand. Yadav made his debut in the second T20I but with his fellow debutant Ishan Kishan and skipper Virat Kohli going hammer and tongs, he did not get a chance to bat.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Image Credits: BCCI

He was dropped from the playing 11 in the following game as Rohit Sharma made his return to the playing 11 and eventually it was an injury to Ishan Kishan, which paved way for his return to the playing 11.

When you work so hard for something throughout your life, it can sometimes overwhelm you when you eventually achieve it but that has clearly not been the case with Surykumar Yadav, who dazzled in his debut innings.

When he eventually got his chance to bat for the first time in an Indian jersey, Suryakumar Yadav showed what world cricket and especially Indian cricket has been missing all this while.

Surya came to bat after the fall of Rohit Sharma’s wicket and during his 31-ball 57, he said- ‘Hey! Cricket fans, stop whatever you are doing and come look at me. Drop everything and see how I audaciously mow Jofra Archer for a six over deep fine-leg. Look, how I get on my backfoot and punch one of the fastest bowlers in the world for a classy punch in the cover-region. Look, how I get on my knees and slog-sweep Adil Rashid. Look, how I cream fast bowlers for sumptuous drives in the cover-region. Look, how I dance down the track and hit Adil Rashid for an inside-out six-over covers. Look, how I get to my half-century in my debut innings’.

It was a special inning by Suryakumar Yadav and as expected, Twitter went bonkers.

 

Here are some of the best reactions-

 

Yash Mittal

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