Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Suryakumar Yadav maintained his outstanding performance, not seeming to be bothered by the opponent, the environment, or the bowling assaults at the time.

Surya was in top form again on Wednesday, this time against South Africa on a surface that nearly played like a landmine for the batsmen, but it really doesn’t matter for him given the form he is in after playing a match-winning 69 off 36 against Australia in the series finale a few days earlier. 

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav Continues To Dominate

After India had lost Virat Kohli, their second wicket, Surya entered the batting order. Even though India was just chasing 107, being 17/2 is a difficult scenario, especially on a wicket that was acting strangely. He tonks Anrich Nortje for a six on the second ball and repeats the feat on the next ball.

Simply said, Surya is created differently. At the other end, KL Rahul, who was putting in the grueling job of grinding it out and finally made a well-compiled fifty, seemed ordinary in comparison to him. 

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI

Surya needed just 8 runs on Wednesday to break the record, despite his 50* off 33 total. Surya currently leads all Indian batters in T20I runs scored in a calendar year, surpassing Shikhar Dhawan.

Suryakumar Yadav Moves To 4th On The Overall List Of Most T20I Runs In A Calendar Year

Surya is now the batter with the fourth-most T20I runs in a calendar year with 732 runs this year. Surya can only advance in the overall list and grow in the list of Indian players with a few more games in this series and a T20 World Cup to follow. 

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Pic Credits: Twitter

Most T20I runs by an Indian batter in a calendar year 

732* – Suryakumar Yadav (2022) 

689 – Shikhar Dhawan (2018) 

641 – Virat Kohli (2016) 

590 – Rohit Sharma (2018) 

497* – Rohit Sharma (2022) 

Most runs in T20Is in a calendar year 

1326 – Mohammad Rizwan, (Pakistan – 2021) 

939 – Babar Azam, Pakistan, (Pakistan – 2021) 

748 – Paul Stirling, Ireland, (Ireland – 2019) 

732* – Suryakumar Yadav, (India – 2022) 

729 – Kevin O’Brien, (Ireland – 2019) 

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