Suryakumar Yadav has once again proved that he is the best T20 batter of the present times as he played a blistering knock of 103 runs at a strike rate of 210 in the match which was played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans yesterday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
SKY played some extraordinary shots in his innings and helped his team in putting up a total of 218/5 on the scoreboard. Suryakumar Yadav faced only 49 deliveries and his innings included 11 fours and 6 sixes. Soon after the MI innings came to an end, social media was flooded with reactions praising SKY for his knock and this is how the cricket fraternity reacted:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 12, 2023
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) May 12, 2023
— Lasith Malinga (@malinga_ninety9) May 12, 2023
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 12, 2023
He never ceases to amaze me! @surya_14kumar hits these boundaries & you start wondering how he manages to pull off these mind-boggling strokes. That sliced six over the third-man region was so special! A genius batter at his best, a Supreme knock from Suryakumar! 👏#MIvGT… pic.twitter.com/RQVk4Ut8qr
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) May 12, 2023
सूर्य की चमक ने आइपीएल के वर्तमान सत्र में मुंबई का उदय कर दिया है। उनकी 360 डिग्री की बल्लेबाजी को देखकर गुजरात टाइटंस के गेंदबाजों की आंखों के सामने धुंधलका छा गया। सूर्य तुम्हारे उजाले से मुंबई ही नहीं पूरा भारत चमक रहा है।@surya_14kumar #MIvGT pic.twitter.com/WzHeJdbrqi
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 12, 2023
Suryakumar is finally shining. This is what we love to watch, isn't it! A special hundred indeed, one that could play a big role as MI inch closer to the playoffs. Great signs for #TeamIndia as well, we need Surya in form. #MIvsGT #TATAIPL
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 12, 2023
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) May 12, 2023
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) May 12, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav batting in t20 cricket is unprecedented.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) May 12, 2023
SURYA KUMAR YADAV!! 🤯💯😍
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 12, 2023
What a knock sky 👏🏾
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) May 12, 2023
Wow wow wow, SKY just sensational 💯 #MIvGT
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) May 12, 2023
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) May 12, 2023
Bowler’s nightmare #sky
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 12, 2023
AB introduced us to 360 degree batting. Surya has taken it to the next level! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 12, 2023
As far as the match is concerned, Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans won the toss and decided to bowl first. MI got a good start as the openers – Ishan Kishan (31 runs, 20 balls, 4 fours & 1 six) and skipper Rohit Sharma (29 runs, 18 balls, 3 fours & 2 sixes) produced a partnership of 61 runs for the first wicket. After they both got out, it was Suryakumar Yadav who ripped apart the GT bowling lineup, though Rashid Khan bowled pretty well as he dismissed 4 MI batters but he was also not able to control the storm created by SKY.
In response, GT had a bad start as they lost their top three batters pretty soon – Wriddhiman Saha (2 runs), Shubman Gill (6 runs) and skipper Hardik Pandya (4 runs). Though Vijay Shankar (29 runs, 14 balls, 6 fours) and David Miller (41 runs, 26 balls, 4 fours & 2 sixes) tried to keep the chase alive, they were dismissed soon and GT lost 7 wickets by the time they touched the three digit mark. Rashid Khan performed well with bat as well as he smashed 79 runs not out (32 balls, 3 fours & 10 sixes) but still GT fell short by 27 runs and they could manage only 191/8 in their stipulated 20 overs.
SKY has no limits!