Mumbai Indians (MI) cricketer, Suryakumar Yadav, who has been the top-scorer amongst uncapped cricketers in the past two seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been a fan favorite for the longest time. And on Friday, after the Mumbai batsman took an incredible catch against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to send back Rahul Tripathi, fans have given a shout out for him backing him for making it to the Indian team.
As MI and KKR are locking horns with each other in Abu Dhabi on Friday, October 16, both teams stepped into their second-half of IPL 2020. KKR’s newly-appointed skipper Eoin Morgan decided to bat first after winning the toss and the first wicket fell pretty early as ace pacer Trent Boult dismissed Rahul Tripathi in the last ball of the 3rd over.
Suryakumar managed to grab a stunning catch to remove the KKR opener and Boult’s reaction was enough to tell us how incredible the catch was. The southpaw delivered a short of a length ball and Rahul Tripathi smacked the ball hard as it traveled through the air but a flying Suryakumar Yadav, adoringly called SKY, took a magnificent blinder at backward point causing ecstatic reactions from head coach Mahela Jayawardene and Boult himself.
Here is the video of the catch:
Here are some tweets from fans showing joy and support for SKY:
#SuryaKumarYadav is just everywhere! What a glorious time of his career, where everything's going right for him. Hardwork paying off. Brilliant catch that was, at backward point. Surprised #TrentBoult as well.#MIvsKKR #KKRvsMI #IPL2020
— Aniruddh (@aniruddhacts) October 16, 2020
Hi experts, suryakumar Yadav is doing his role perfectly in this IPL, his batting and fielding are both exceptional, is there a chance to see him in Indian colours, is there a place in the team what do you think?#staraikelungal @StarSportsTamil
— krrohit_2986 (@Krrohit_2986) October 16, 2020
— Adarsh singh🇮🇳 (@AdarshRo45) October 16, 2020
Once again remember the name – @surya_14kumar
— Always Sachin 🇮🇳 (@sachin_fav) October 16, 2020
KKR only managed to reach a total of 149/5 in their quota of 20 overs as Pat Cummins scored his maiden IPL fifty. Earlier, KKR had made a couple of changes in their squad as Shivam Mavi and Chris Greene were included to replace Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Tom Banton. On the other hand, MI also made a change as James Pattinson made way for Nathan Coulter-Nile.