Suryakumar Yadav scored the fastest T20 century by an Indian non-opener on Saturday. The 32-year-old reached the milestone in 45 deliveries while batting at number four. The previous record was held by KL Rahul, who took 46 deliveries to smash a hundred while batting at number four against the West Indies. En route to his well-crafted century, Suryakumar Yadav also scored the second-fastest century by an Indian in T20I history. Rohit holds the record, reaching the milestone in just 35 deliveries.
SKY goes berserk
The swashbuckling batsman hit 9 sixes and 7 boundaries en route to his 112 from 51 deliveries. Yadav looked at his menacing best as he almost single-handedly took India past the 200-mark, with the men in blue going on to set a massive target of 229 runs.
Speaking at the post match presentation, Yadav outlined the importance of preparing his shots in the practice sessions and said, “It’s really important to put pressure on yourself when you are preparing for a game. If you do that in practice, it gets a little easier while playing the game. There is a lot of hard work involved but it’s about doing quality practice sessions.”
“You should know what your game is and prepare accordingly. Boundaries behind are like 50-60 meters, so I was targeting them. There are some shots that are pre-determined but you need to have other shots too so that if the bowler changes his plan, you can have an answer,” he added.
Netizens had a field day on Twitter reacting to Suryakumar's blazing onslaught.
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