T20I against Sri Lanka at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday. He scored an unbeaten 112 off just 51 balls to help India amass a mammoth 228 for 5 against. The visitors as host skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat first. Suryakumar’s strike rate was 219.61 with 7 fours and 9 sixes. This is yet another incredible knock by India’s star batsman which again saw cricket experts. Current and former cricketers and fans praising him.
Meanwhile, the Indian player and his teammate Virat Kohli posted pictures of Suryakumar on his Instagram story to praise the batsman. BCCI uploaded a video on social media on Sunday showing Suryakumar’s reaction to Kohli’s praise after the game.
“Wowuu, maja a gaya (Brother, had fun),” Suryakumar said before replying “Wowuu, bahut sara pyar (Brother, much love). See you soon” to Kohli.
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Unparalleled love for SKY from its fans as they sign off from Rajkot #TeamIndia | #INDvSL | @surya_14kumar pic.twitter.com/wYuRKMNv1L
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 8, 2023
With his unbeaten third T20 century, Suryakumar rewrote the history books. He became the fastest to reach 1,500 runs in the shortest format by taking the ball. The right-handed batsman took just 843 balls to reach this landmark in T20 cricket, the fastest among all players. He is the third fastest to reach 1,500 runs in T20Is in terms of innings.
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The fastest batsmen to reach the landmark in terms of innings are Indian batsman Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Australian veteran Aaron Finch and Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Who took 39 innings to reach 1,500 runs in T20Is. Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan reached this milestone in 42 innings and Suryakumar in 43 innings.