India’s middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav is in some great-form off-lately. The cricketer has impressed one and all with his batting prowess. Recently, he played a match-winning knock of 69 runs for India against Australia in the 3rd and final T20I match on Sunday. He was involved in a 104-run partnership with Virat Kohli and together they helped India to register a 6-wicket win over Australia.
However, not many are aware of the fact that hours before Suryakumar played a match-winning knock of 69 runs, he was down with a bad stomach bug and was nursing a fever. Yes, you read that right. The Hyderabad weather had gotten the better of SKY ahead of the series decider and it looked like he would just sit out in the all-important match. But SKY not just walked out to play the game but also went on to smash a stunning match-winning knock.
In an interaction with Axar Patel for the BCCI.tv, Suryakumar revealed: “We were travelling and there was a change in weather too. I had a stomach ache in the morning and also had fever. But it was also a decider. I told our physio and doctor, if this was a World Cup final, how would I react?”
Given the stunning knock SKY played, no one could have believed that he was going through such a bad stomach bug. Though, SKY wasn’t able to finish the game but he pulled off a brilliant knock. His stunning knock of 69 runs was laced with 5 fours and 5 sixes. Speaking about his performance, SKY said:
“I won’t just sit out saying it’s an illness. So do whatever, give me whatever pills or injection you want, but just get me ready for the game in the evening. Once you go into the match and wear that India jersey, the emotions are totally different.”