Team India locked horns with New Zealand in the second T20I match of the three-match series played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Suryakumar Yadav was the star performer as he smashed his second T20I century for which he got admired by former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Drew McIntyre is known for following Cricket and has been an admirer of Suryakumar Yadav and his previous knocks in the past.
The WWE superstar was in complete awe of Yadav’s knock against the Kiwis in Mount Maunganui which led India to a comfortable 65-runs victory. Drew McIntyre took to Twitter after the scintillating knock and wrote, “My man Sky Yadav coming through again. Best T20 player in the world right now!”
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McIntyre also shared a video of Surya’s innings which showed all the impossible shots that Suryakumar Yadav makes possible in all his knocks. He had previously applauded Yadav’s knock against Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup 2022 as well.
My man Sky Yadav coming through again 👀 Best T20 player in the world right now! https://t.co/fROgL4X277
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) November 20, 2022
On a pitch where all other Indian batters struggled to score freely, Suryakumar Yadav kept on executing his shots to perfection. In no time he smashed his second T20I ton in the same calendar year after he had scored his first T20I ton against England. The aggressive batter remained unbeaten as he amassed 111 runs off just 51 deliveries hitting 11 fours and 7 sixes.
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Suryakumar Yadav came into bat after the men in blue witnessed a slow start as Rishabh Pant just scored 6 runs while Ishan Kishan struck 36 runs off 31 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer too got a hit-wicket after looking good for a brief period of time. It was then Suryakumar Yadav came in with a breathtaking knock while taking a few risks here and there.
Yadav’s knock of 111 runs helped India in posting a mammoth total of 191 runs which was way beyond New Zealand’s reach as they fell short by 65 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar started off well with the new ball while Deepak Hooda was the pick of the bowlers as he came up with figures of 4-10 as he took wickets of Daryl Mitchell, Sodhi, Southee, and Milne in quick succession.