The match number 48 in IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore turned out to be an exciting encounter. Suryakumar Yadav was the hero of the match, as he took his team Mumbai Indians past the winning line.
However, an incident during the match became the highlight in the social media and the social media and mixed opinions regarding this. During the 13th over of the Mumbai Indians innings, cameras caught Virat Kohli walking up to Suryakumar Yadav and saying something to him while shinning the ball. Surya held his composure and just walked away from him.
Earlier, BCCI announced the squads for India’s Tour Of Australia. Suryakumar was not part of the squad despite being among the runs. This came as a surprise to all. Hence, fans were showing support to Suryakymar Yadav. Now, former India opener Virender Sehwag has also commented regarding this controversy.
IPL 2020: Virender Sehwag heaped praise on Suryakumar Yadav.
Sehwag praised Suryakumar and said that he is not inferior to anyone, as he has been performing with the bat consistently.
“It was a phenomenal match. The innings played by Suryakumar Yadav was incredible. He showed Virat Kohli that he isn’t inferior to anyone (in reference to the selection snub for the Australia tour). There was a moment where Suryakumar played a shot towards Kohli and then two had a stare-off where the former asserted once again that he doesn’t fear anything or anyone,” said Sehwag. (IPL 2020)
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Sehwag even said that there have been a lot of incidents earlier in Indian Cricket where players have still not got their chances despite showing excellent performances in domestic cricket. Sehwag hopes that this is not the case with SKY.
“There have been numerous players in the domestic circuit who didn’t get the opportunity in the Indian team despite top performances. I feel IPL is a platform where you will get opportunities if you are doing well. Varun Chakravarthy is a fine example of the same,” Sehwag added.
SKY has scored 362 runs in 12 matches for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. Everyone expects him to get his chance sooner or later in the Indian team. He has been excellent in domestic cricket as well.
Now coming to the match, RCB batted first. The opening partnership was very strong and put up 71 runs on the board. However, they could only manage to score 164 runs in their 20 overs much to the delight of Mumbai Indians.
Jasprit Bumrah was sensational with the ball along with the other bowlers. During the chase, Suryakumar Yadav showed his class as he scored 79 runs which included 10 fours and three sixes. (IPL 2020)