Suryakumar Yadav was the talking point for his match-winning knock against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. He top-scored for the defending champions with 79 off 45 deliveries.
The right-handed batsman smashed as many as 10 fours and 3 sixes to his name at an impressive strike rate of 183.72. Apart from him, no other batsman made a statement against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Currently, the defending champions are topping the table with 16 points at an NRR of +1.186. Mumbai Indians won eight games and lost four games. They are one of the strong favorites to win their fifth title in the IPL.
Ravi Shastri lauds Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians were in all sorts of trouble after losing Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, and Saurabh Tiwary. After Mumbai Indians lost three batsmen for cheap scores, they were under real pressure while chasing the target.
However, Suryakumar Yadav held his nerves and counterattacked the RCB bowlers with ease.
The right-handed batsman remained not out throughout the innings and helped his team beat Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore with 5 balls to spare.
After Suryakumar Yadav dismantled Royal Challengers Bangalore, countless fans heaped praise on him. Suryakumar Yadav was adjudged the Player of the Match for his batting show. Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri also showered praise on the right-handed batsman.
“Surya Namaskar ??. Stay strong and patient @surya_14kumar #MIvsRCB,” Ravi Shastri took to his official Twitter handle to laud Suryakumar Yadav. The 30-year-old batsman must be surely happy after seeing this sort of message from the Indian team coach.
Manoj Tiwary reacts to Ravi Shastri’s message
Manoj Tiwary wished Ravi Shastri was the head coach when he lost his place in the national set-up. The out-of-favor batsman was not given enough opportunities to play for the team despite scoring a hundred.
Manoj Tiwary added that Shastri’s encouraging message would have definitely helped his international career. Last but not the least, he added that Ravi Shastri’s words would definitely make Suryakumar Yadav happy.
“I just wish u were the coach of the Indian team during the series where I scored Hundred. Your message like this would have surely helped my international career. Seeing this tweet of urs #Surya will be happy,” Manoj Tiwary added.