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Faf du Plessis Bows Down Before Suryakumar Yadav in Reverence Post Blistering Innings vs RCB

Gurpreet Singh

Faf du Plessis Bows Down Before Suryakumar Yadav in Reverence Post Blistering Innings vs RCB

Many fans and experts over the years have expressed their disapproval with the way players are ranked by the ICC in their rankings across formats. However, not even a single one of them can express an iota of doubt on the caliber and merit of the World’s No.1 ranked T20I batter at present – Suryakumar Yadav.

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis was left with very little option but to fittingly refer to Suryakumar as one of the greatest in the game at present, after his scintillating knock tonight at the Wankhede Stadium, blew away the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers somewhere in the debris of destruction.

En route the target of 200 runs, the MI batter smashed his highest-ever IPL score – 83 (35) and made the run-chase look like a walk in the park, accomplishing the same with 21 deliveries to spare.

Moreover, the knock, which comprised of 7 Fours and 6 Sixes, helped MI become the only IPL team to successfully chase 200+ totals thrice in a season.

Faf du Plessis Bows Down Before Suryakumar Yadav in Reverence

During the post-match interaction with host broadcaster Star Sports, Faf du Plessis opined that Suryakumar has so many options up his sleeve to play his shots, that it become difficult to shut him down. This very quality easily makes him one of the best batters at present.

“He’s one of the best, when he gets going he’s really difficult to bowl to. So many options you can’t shut him down. That’s why he’s, as I said, one of the greatest in the game at the moment.”

Earlier, du Plessis also reckoned that considering how a belter of a wicket it was for the batters and how strong a chasing side Mumbai is, his team were at least 20 runs short of their eventual total batting first.

Suryakumar Yadav runs in IPL 2023

Tonight’s knock has meant that Suryakumar Yadav has become Mumbai Indians’ leading run-scorer in IPL 2023 so far. The 32-year-old has amassed 376 runs across 11 innings so far, at an average and strike rate of 34.18 and 186.13, with the help of 4 half-centuries.

Yadav had, in fact, begun the ongoing IPL season with talks around his dipping form. Having returned with scores of 15,1, and 0 in the first three IPL 2023 matches, he had earlier registered three consecutive Ducks during the home ODI series against Australia.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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