The flamboyant Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav has said that he had the belief in himself that he can do well as an opener for India as he ended up scoring 76 off 44 balls on Tuesday against West Indies at Warner Park. He seems to be continuing the form in the 4th T20I of the 5-match series against West Indies as he smashed an audacious shot off the in-form bowler, Obed McCoy. at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill.
Earlier in the game, the West Indies skipper, Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bowl first. While the hosts made no changes in their playing XI, India made as many as three changes as Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, and Shreyas Oyer made way for Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, and Samson.
In the third over of the innings, Suryakumar Yadav churned out an audacious shot to smash a six off Obed McCoy. Both feet of the batter were off the ground as he whipped the ball of the wrists to hit this full-length delivery over wide long-on. The hosts looked like an extended version of the helicopter shot of the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni.
Here is the video of the shot from Suryakumar Yadav:
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West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Here is how the fans reacted to the shot from Suryakumar Yadav:
A helicopter shot by Suryakumar Yadav. pic.twitter.com/69Pa4dEfP2
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 6, 2022
— Ajinkya Darshane (@ajinkyadarshane) August 6, 2022
— CRICKET (@cric8addictyash) August 6, 2022
— ஆதித்த கரிகாலன்🔥 (@Arun_Krishna4u) August 6, 2022
— Troyboi™ (@1ove_it786) August 6, 2022
If there’s somebody after MSD whose batting is treat to watch, then it’s only Suryakumar Yadav. Big fan!! #INDvsWI
— Sripad Kulkarni (@KulkarniSripad) August 6, 2022
Neighbours surely aren’t ready for SKY’s flick sixes against Shaheen and Haris in the upcoming few months, dil chota na kare no1 batter ban jayga tab tak Surya t20i’s mein. #SuryakumarYadav #INDvsWI #AsiaCup2022 #CWC2022
— Rahul M (@cricfanatic8) August 6, 2022
Today not only WEST INDIES but whole PAKISTAN would be praying against @surya_14kumar 🤣
— THE PROUD INDIAN (@itsproud_indian) August 6, 2022