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‘It’s not easy to walk in at three in your first game’: Virat Kohli praises Suryakumar Yadav for his knock

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Indian captain Virat Kohli praised Suryakumar Yadav for his stunning fifty in the 4th T20I.

Indian captain Virat Kohli praised the young batsman Suryakumar Yadav who scored his maiden T20I fifty in the 4th T20I against England on Thursday in Ahmedabad. The swashbuckling Mumbai Indians’ batsman, who made his debut in the second T20I game against England, scored 57 to put up 185 for 8 in 20 overs. In reply, India successfully restricted the visitors to 177 for 8 to win the match and equal the five-match T20I series 2-2.

Suryakumar Yadav started his knock with a huge six over fine-leg and then carried his form to bring up his maiden fifty off just 28 deliveries on Thursday. He struck six fours and three maximums during his innings for India after they were being asked to bat.

While speaking at the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli applauded Suryakumar Yadav’s fearless approach and said that his innings left everyone ‘stunned’ in the dressing room.

“Special mention to Surya, he batted outstandingly well in his first game.” – Virat Kohli on Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

“Special mention to Surya, he batted outstandingly well in his first game. Similar to Ishan. They are quite fearless having played in the IPL. We don’t have any T20Is after this so I want the guys to be confident and come out of it very strongly,” added Virat Kohli.

“It’s not easy to walk in at three in your first game and we all were stunned. He stamped his authority and allowed the likes of Shreyas, Hardik and Pant to do their job. I am a fan of these youngsters,” further shared Kohli.

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The Indian captain also praised Hardik Pandya’s economical spell that helped them to put pressure on the visitors. The all-rounder registered the stunning figures of 2/16 as well.

“I am more happy for Hardik who bowled his four overs. It augers well for us if he does it for us. He was potent with the new ball. He has skill with the ball and he clicked 140+ as well. He put enough pressure on Roy and then got Sam Curran out as well in the end. His role in the defence, in the end, was very crucial,” Kohli expressed.

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