Suryakumar Yadav, the right-handed attacking batsman, has had a dream begin within the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Mumbai Indians (MI) star performed regular innings of 31 off 23 deliveries in opposition to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), however he was at his greatest in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday night. SKY, as he is fondly referred to by his teammates, walked out to the crease after the early dismissal of Quinton de Kock and smashed a superb 56 off simply 36 balls with seven boundaries and two maximums. One of these two sixes hit off Australia’s deadly quick bowler, Pat Cummins, which left everybody in awe.
Following the spectacular knock, Mumbai Indians posted a clip of Yadav on Twitter and wrote, “Our SKY…Touching the sky…Surya Kumar Yadav talks about that 99 metres six and an epic win.”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 14, 2021
In the post-match interplay, Yadav stated his focus was on timing the ball and he heard that it went 99 metres, the longest he has ever hit a cricket ball within the IPL. Gesturing in the direction of the MI emblem, Yadav added, “It’s good that it came for this team, in a perfect situation and we won the game, too.”
His spectacular shot execution surprised many together with his teammate, all-rounder Hardik Pandya who stood up from his chair and applauded.
— Abhi (@AbhiCricket18) April 13, 2021
“Sky is the limit,” wrote a Twitter person.
Sky is the restrict
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) April 14, 2021
Reacting to this tweet, one other person stated, “SKY has no limit.”
SKY has no restrict
— Mukesh #OneHousehold #MI (@marvelousmukesh) April 14, 2021
Following the win, Yadav tweeted a couple of images, captioned, “Great team effort to bounce back and defend the score. Happy to contribute to the team’s first win!”
Reacting to this, a fan wrote, “Surya Bhai, your six against Cummins was jaw-dropping.”
Surya Bhai, your six in opposition to Cummins was completely jaw dropping….
— Shivam Verma (@Shivam5022) April 13, 2021
Mumbai Indians will subsequent face David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad on April 17.
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