After the phenomenal century from Suryakumar Yadav against Sri Lanka in the series decider against Sri Lanka, social media was flooded with congratulatory messages for him. His unbeaten knock of 51-ball 112* runs knock helped India win the game by a huge 91-run margin, but among all the wishes, the Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli’s message for the 32-year-old batter was special.
Courtesy of Suryakumar’s century, India managed to reach a huge total of 228/5 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot. It was a crucial game for both teams as the series had been leveled 1-1 after the Islanders clinched a victory in the second game. But Suryakumar’s efforts with the bat and a brilliant comeback by the bowlers helped India clinch the series 2-1.
After Suryakumar’s knock in the first innings, Virat Kohli wasted no time and took to his official Instagram and shared a picture of the batter in his stories to congratulate him. Kohli tagged Surya in the story, and added the fire and clapping emojis. The BCCI shared a video of Suryakumar checking his Instagram after the match, where he was seen replying to Kohli’s story.
Seeing Kohli’s story, Surya exclaimed “Oh baba, look who has posted a story!” and replied to him saying “Bhauuuuuuuuu, bohot saara pyaar. See you soooooooon (Brother, lots of love. See you soon!)”
Raw emotions 🎦
A Suryakumar fandom frenzy 👏🏻
A special reply to an Instagram story 😉
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 8, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav was shown entering the Indian dressing room after being applauded by a boisterous Rajkot audience in this footage. He then responded to Kohli’s message. He then received a lot of applause as he headed towards the bus. He was also seen cutting a cake that had been baked especially for him after he arrived at the hotel.
Kohli had been rested for the T20I series, but he will be making a comeback to competitive cricket in the upcoming three-match ODI series which begins on January 10, Tuesday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. Senior players Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and regular skipper Rohit Sharma too will be back for the 50-over games as the Men in Blue start their preparations for the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup 2023.