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Zaheer Khan heaps praise on Suryakumar Yadav after he hits his first IPL century

On Friday, May 12, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, star batter Suryakumar Yadav hit his first IPL century in a game against the Gujarat Titans. The 32-year-old played a lightning-fast knock of 103 off 49 balls, destroying the bowling assault of the renowned Gujarat Titans team with his 360-degree shots. Thanks to his innings, MI batted first and scored 218 runs, 5 wickets down, for a winning total of 218.

The whole cricketing community was left in awe of SKY, as he is affectionately known by his admirers, after his remarkable century. Zaheer Khan, a former India fast bowler, has also praised the flamboyant batsman, saying that his recent form has come at a good time for Mumbai.

After scoring 83 runs off 35 balls with seven fours and six sixes against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023, the MI batter won Player of the Match for the second time in a row. Thanks to his big hit, MI were able to reach their target of 200 in just 16.3 overs.

Zaheer Khan heaps praise on Suryakumar Yadav after he hits his first IPL century

Suryakumar has moved up to third place in the race for the Orange Cap after two huge innings in a row. He has scored 479 runs in 12 innings at an average of 43.54, a strike rate of 190.83, and 114 fifties. As the playoffs get near, Mumbai will be counting on Suraykumar to maintain his stellar performance.

“The Surya which we know is back and getting better and better, especially at a crucial time. This time is going to be the most important for any team because you’re getting to the business end of the tournament. When you have Surya on song like this, anything can happen. Teams will be looking at the MI line-up carefully because he holds the key,” said Zaheer on JioCinema.

“He plays with the psychology of the bowler. Today, he was batting with calmness once again. His approach was good, his intent was good, and look at the results. He hit the ball all around the ground for 103 runs in 49 balls, and he finished it off with his signature celebration,” he added.

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