Suryakumar Yadav continued his top form in the international set-up as he impressed everyone with his batting abilities. Sunday was no new, as the Indian batter smashed his second century in the T20I format by scoring 111 runs in just 51 balls against New Zealand in the second T20 international.
Notably, Suryakumar Yadav, who is already the leading run-scorer in the T20 format in the current calendar, equaled Rohit Sharma's record of smashing two centuries in T20Is in a calendar. 'SKY' brilliance with the bat forced several game legends to shower praise on the Indian batter.
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli was among the greats of the game to express their admiration for Suryakumar Yadav after his clinical performance at Bay Oval. "Numero Uno shows why he's the best in the world. Didn't watch it live, but I'm sure this was another video game innings by him," tweeted Virat Kohli. In response to Virat Kohli's tweet, Suryakumar Yadav wrote, "Bhau (Brother)."
Notably, the duo share a great repo on and off the field and their collective brilliance was evident during the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Both the batters appeared in magnificent form as Virat Kohli finished as the highest run-getter, while Suryakumar Yadav was the third-highest run-getter in the ICC tournament.
Speaking of the 2nd T20 international, India was invited to bat first but had a horrific start to their batting after Rishabh Pant, who opened the innings with Ishan Kishan, got dismissed cheaply. The 32-year-old Surya single-handedly decimated New Zealand's pace attack as he guided India to 191-6 in 1st innings.
Indian bowlers powered by Deepak Hooda continued the dominance in the second innings, as they bundled out opponents at 126 in 18.5 overs. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored 61 off 52 deliveries, while the remaining batters failed and succumbed.