Suryakumar Yadav hits six: The Indian batsman didn’t care about getting his eye in before playing his shots at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
During the fourth T20I of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Ahmedabad, India batsman Suryakumar Yadav became an instant source of amazement as he hit his first ball in international cricket for a massive six.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the fourth over when Yadav confidently hit a short delivery from Jofra Archer for a six over the fine leg region. With the delivery aimed at his body, Yadav moved towards the off-side only to pull the delivery over the boundary rope.
Yadav, who was handed a T20I debut in the second match at the same venue, was benched in the previous match despite him not getting to bat on debut. Replacing injured Ishan Kishan tonight, Yadav has looked so far so good as there aren’t nerves of playing his maiden international innings in his body language.
After scoring a boundary off Archer, Yadav treated other English pacers in Mark Wood and Chris Jordan in a similar manner scoring a boundary each in their over in the powerplay.
After England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to field, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma (12) hit a six off Adil Rashid to begin the Indian innings in the best possible manner. Sharma, however, had to walk back to the pavilion after he played an Archer delivery back to him to hand a simple catch.
Suryakumar Yadav hits six on first ball in international cricket
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 18, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
SKY HAS ARRIVED 🤩
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 18, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 18, 2021
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 18, 2021
First international ball played by sky went in to the sky for a six 👏👏 #confidence
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 18, 2021
First ball in international cricket dispatched for 6!! Welcome @surya_14kumar
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 18, 2021
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