Visionary Rohit Sharma: It was a one-man show at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium as Mumbai Indians locked horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Though neither of the team were in danger of not getting into the play-offs, but the game turned out to be another thriller. However, it was the performance of Suryakumar Yadav that became the highlight of the match.
Suryakumar Yadav played a match-winning knock and steered Mumbai Indians home and with this, MI became the first team in the ongoing tournament to reach 16 points. After the masterclass of Jasprimt Bumrah in the first innings, Suryakumar Yadav put on a stellar show.
Chasing a total of 164 runs, Mumbai Indians’ openers were dismissed early in the game. However, Suryakumar Yadav, who walked out to bat at number 3 position, held the game till the last ball. Though the wickets kept falling on the other end of the crease, but SKY didn’t let the pressure get to his head and affect his game.
SKY turned out to be the hero of the match as he scored 79 runs off 43 balls, smashing 10 fours and 3 sixes. He single-handily blasted Bangalore bowlers all over the park.
Meanwhile, an old tweet of Rohit Sharma has resurfaced on social media and has been going viral. The tweet was made in the year 2011 after Rohit Sharma attended the BCCI awards in Chennai. In his tweet, Rohit had talked highly about Suryakumar Yadav and how he will be a big thing to watch out for in the future. He wrote:
“Just got done with BCCI awards here in chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up..Suryakumar yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!”
Here, check out the tweet:
Just got done with BCCI awards here in chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up..Suryakumar yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 10, 2011
Meanwhile, with the win last night, Mumbai Indians have consolidated their top spot in the points table of IPL 2020 as they became the first team in the ongoing tournament to reach 16 points.