By Puneet Chaudhary - October 3, 2022
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31 years old. Chance to play T20 series for the first time for India. Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The opponent was the England team. Team India comes out to bat first. Both the Indian team’s openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul prove to be flops. 12 runs from Rohit’s bat and 14 runs from KL Rahul’s bat. Virat Kohli, who was the captain of the team in this match, does not come to bat at number 3. In his place, Mumbaikar Suryakumar Yadav, born in Ghazipur, UP, comes on the field.
One of the world’s most dangerous fast bowlers was Jofra Archer on the bowling. He bowls the fifth ball of the fourth over on Surya’s chest at a speed of 140. Surya lifts his left foot in the air and hits a six over fine leg. It was a Natarajan shot.
Seeing this shot of him, Virat Kohli sitting in the dug-out starts shouting with joy. In this match, Surya batted brilliantly and scored 57 out of 31 runs. Along with this, told the whole world that India has also got a 360 degree batsman who can shoot on every side of the field. This caravan started from 18 March 2021 and in these 564 days, Surya played many such shots on the field, which the world was surprised to see.
Let us know one by one about all the shots of Suriya that make him Mr 360 degree batsman. 360 degree batsman ie a batsman who can score boundaries in every corner of the ground.
First look at that Natarajan shot of Suriya…
Suryakumar Yadav had applied this Natarajan shot to Jofra Archer in his very first T20 series. This shot was first made famous by former Indian captain Kapil Dev.
Enrique Nortya will never forget Surya’s flick
The first match of the current T20 series against South Africa was played in Thiruvananthapuram. Team India got the target of 107 runs, but this target was not going to be easy for India. The African team had given two big setbacks to Team India in the beginning. Captain Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion without opening the account. At the same time, only 3 runs came off 9 balls from Virat Kohli’s bat. Kagiso Rabada and Enrique Nortya’s ball was wreaking havoc.
In such a situation, Suryakumar Yadav came to the crease to bat. Nortya came for the seventh over of the innings. He bowled a bouncer to Suryakumar, he could not play it properly. The ball hit his body. It seemed that Surya had suffered a severe injury, but he took care of himself.
Nortya was ready to bowl the next ball of the over. He bowled at the speed of 148 KM. Surya went on the back foot and did an amazing flick. The ball went for a six outside the square leg boundary and after that such a sun shone on the ground of Thiruvananthapuram that India would have to believe it. He scored 50 runs in 33 balls with his bat. His strike rate was 151.51.
Surya flicked Enrique Nortya for a six, before he hit the ball to Surya’s chest.
Surya’s upper cut and then what happened became history
This year, the T20 series was played between India and West Indies in the month of August. In the third match of the series, Suryakumar Yadav came out to bat with Rohit Sharma.
West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph bowled the last ball of the 10th over. It was a slammed bouncer ball. Surya did not retract his steps, but made an upper cut by turning the waist backwards at about 90 degrees. The ball went outside the third man boundary for 4 runs. After this the bat of this player spoke a lot. He scored 76 runs in 44 balls. Surya’s strike rate was 172.73.
In the match against West Indies, Surya hit a four while turning the waist to Alzarri Joseph.
Like Dhoni, Helicopter shot also kills Suryakumar
The third T20 match was being played between India and Australia. In this match, Surya thrashed the Australian bowlers and played an explosive innings of 69 runs. He hit five sixes, but the helicopter shot from his bat against Adam Zampa won everyone’s heart.
Surya was batting on 45 in the 13th over and on the fourth ball of the over he used his steps to make a full toss yorker and played towards long on and completed his fifty with helicopter style like Dhoni.
It was fun to see the helicopter shot that Surya hit Zampa in his innings of 69 against Australia.
Shocking shot to Daniel Sams
Suriya has a similar mastery against both pace and spin. In the Australia series, when this player hit fast bowler Daniel Sams for a six at extra cover, it felt like how could someone hit a fast bowler like this.
Daniel Sams was bowling for Australia in the 10th over of the Indian innings. He hit the fourth ball of this over, after which Surya went on the backfoot and sent the ball towards extra cover long off, showing the face of the bat and sent it outside the field. Seeing this shot, there was a smile on the faces of the players sitting in the dugout of Australia.
Batting like Surya against South Africa. The bowlers do not understand where to bowl this player. He has scored half-centuries in both the matches. India had never met such a batsman before Surya. If he continues in the same form in the World Cup, then Team India is going to benefit a lot.
Daniel Sams was hit on the back foot by Suriya for a six on the extra cover boundary.