IPL 2023
‘Seen 10 million balls but never saw that shot,’ – Tom Moody on Suryakumar Yadav’s ‘impossible’ six
By SMCS - May 13, 2023 4:18 pm
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Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody was impressed with Suryakumar Yadav’s six off Mohammed Shami in the 19th over and said that he had never seen any batter doing anything of the kind in his entire life as well. Suryakumar displayed a variety of shots throughout his 103-run innings, but his six in the penultimate over of the innings against Mohammed Shami surprised many. The shot was so good that even Sachin Tendulkar, regarded as one of the legends in world cricket, attempted to imitate it while sitting near the dugout as well.

Suryakumar Yadav

However, Suryakumar intentionally hit the ball over short third for a maximum after Shami pitched the delivery wide outside off. He appeared to be aiming for a grounded hit at first, but he flicked his wrist at the very end to send it over the boundary line for a six as well.

“That particular ball, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a six hit over third man with a vertical bat. I’ve seen hit with a horizontal bat, a cut shot going over third man. I’ve never seen a six hit with a vertical bat off the middle of the bat, I’ve even seen a thick-edge fly. Never seen it before in my life!,” Moody told ESPNCricinfo.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav

“I’ve seen nearly 10 million balls bowled in my lifetime in all forms of the game, and I’ve never seen that before. It was totally mint. It was in his head, and no one else’s head, that he was capable of doing that,” he further added.