He came, he saw, he conquered! Suryakumar Yadav once again hogged all the limelight as he came to Mumbai Indians’ rescue from a tricky position in the ongoing IPL 2022 game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Suryakumar Yadav, who missed Mumbai’s first two matches due to a hairline fracture that he sustained during the 3rd T20I against West Indies in February, made a sparkling comeback in MI’s previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders, where he scored a stunning 36-ball 52, laced with five fours and two sixes.
Coming to tonight’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Suryakumar Yadav once again impressed one and all with his batting prowess as he pulled his side from a tricky situation.
Well, after being put into bat first, MI got off to a decent start in the powerplay, however, they soon suffered a big blow as they lost their captain Rohit Sharma off a stunning delivery by Harshal Patel before Mumbai Indians suffered a horrible top-order collapse, all thanks to some fiery bowling by RCB.
Mumbai Indians were 79 for 6 from 13.2 overs when Suryakumar walked in and took the game away. He smashed an unbeaten knock of 68 runs off 37 balls, smashing 5 fours and 6 sixes. SKY took his team to a respectable total of 151 at the scoreboard.
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with amazing reactions from the fans to the stellar batting show by Suryakumar. From fans to cricketers and experts, everyone took to their social media to hail the brilliance of SKY.
Here, check out the best Tweets on SKY:
A player who came back post an injury and has played just one game before this one is driving the team. Says a lot. Played, Suryakumar Yadav!#RCBvMI
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) April 9, 2022
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) April 9, 2022
Sky is shining bright as always. India’s best middle order batter right now showing his class again. #SuryakumarYadav
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 9, 2022
Not the first time SKY has looked at ease against Wanindu Hasaranga ?
Hasaranga v India in the ODIs & T20Is in Feb
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) April 9, 2022
— Aayush Mahajan (@CricGlance) April 9, 2022
Suryakumar yadav what a knock. Love you so much @surya_14kumar ??
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) April 9, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav, absolutely mad guy!
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 9, 2022
You cannot hate Suryakumar Yadav, no matter whom you support.
32 ball 50 when team was on a verge of all out.
It feels so bad that he didn’t make he India debut early on in his career.
So proud of you Sky ?#OneFamily
— Shrutika Gaekwad (@Shrutika_45_) April 9, 2022
— Awarapan ?? (@KingSlayer_Rule) April 9, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav has been the best batsman for Mumbai Indians. No one is near him.
— Shivani Shukla ? (@iShivani_Shukla) April 9, 2022
What have we done to Surya Kumar Yadav man he is playing like this against us.
— Sai (@akakrcb6) April 9, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav!! What a player!! A 50 off just 32 deliveries under pressure! Saw his side collapsing from 60/2 to 79/6 but he stuck around and kept scoring runs at such a good rate! No other Indian middle-order batter can match his ability and class at the moment! #RCBvMI
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) April 9, 2022
This is an IPL classic in my book, by Suryakumar Yadav. May not be a huge score, strike rate may not be 200 – but to dig team out of a hole in this manner, vs this quality of bowling…top class. He had to tailor his shotmaking too, because normal play was not possible #IPL2022
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) April 9, 2022
— Kartik17 (@Kartikpadaya17) April 9, 2022
— Anish_kotha (@Anishkotha21) April 9, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav is some different gravy; thrives so well under pressure..don't even put the likes of Shreyas or Samson in his category..#IPL2022
— Jatin Khandelwal (@jr_khandelwal) April 9, 2022