Watch: Suryakumar Yadav thrilled with Virat Kohli’s appreciation post after 112 not out versus Sri Lanka

Suryakumar Yadav

India versus Sri Lanka: Suryakumar Yadav was super after Virat Kohli posted an Instagram story, appreciating the 32-year-old for his third hundred years in T20Is on Saturday.

By India Today Web Work area: Suryakumar Yadav was totally super in the wake of seeing Virat Kohli’s appreciation post for him on Instagram. On Saturday, January 7, Sri Lanka released damnation on the Sri Lankan bowlers subsequent to scoring an unbeaten 51-ball 112 with seven fours and nine sixes at the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Arena in Rajkot.

On the rear of Suryakumar’s thump, India proceeded to dominate the game by 91 runs. Yadav turned into the Player of the Match as India guaranteed the three-match series 2-1. The 32-year-old additionally turned into the subsequent Indian player to score at least three hundreds in T20Is after Rohit Sharma.
Yadav likewise turned into the quickest as far as balls looked to arrive at 1500 runs in T20Is. He likewise turned into the main player to arrive at the milestone with a strike-pace of more than 150. Suryakumar, meanwhile, looked at every one of the virtual entertainment posts after the third T20I finished.

After he saw Kohli’s post, he was happy. He answered to Kohli and composed, ‘Bhauuuu, bahut saara pyaar (sibling, heaps of adoration) See you soon.”

The Delhi-conceived Kohli didn’t play in the T20I series, however is set to return for the three-match ODI series, what begins on Tuesday, December 10.

During this while, the Mumbai-conceived Suryakumar additionally made fun of Yuzvendra Chahal, calling the leg-spinner his batting mentor.

While Suryakumar was leaving Rajkot, the fans rooted for their lungs out him. The fans additionally didn’t pass up clicking pictures with him after the finish of the game.

Last year, Suryakumar turned into the main Indian player to score more than 1000 runs in a schedule year. He was likewise one of their star hitters in the T20 World Cup where India neglected to go past the semis subsequent to losing to Britain, who became champions for the second time after 2010.

Suryakumar Yadav

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Personal information
Full nameSuryakumar Ashok Yadav
Born14 September 1990 (age 32)
MumbaiMaharashtra, India
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
RoleTop-order batter
International information
National sideIndia (2021–present)
ODI debut (cap 236)18 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI30 November 2022 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.63
T20I debut (cap 85)14 March 2021 v England
Last T20I7 January 2023 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.63
Domestic team information
2008–2011, 2013–presentParsi Gymkhana club[1][2]
2012, 2018–presentMumbai Indians (squad no. 63)
2014–2017Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 63)
Career statistics
CompetitionODIT20IFCLAMatches154577109Runs scored37615785,3263,121Batting average34.3646.5644.0137.60100s/50s0/23/1310/203/18Top score64117200134*Balls bowled––1,154430Wickets––246Bowling average––22.9163.005 wickets in innings––0010 wickets in match––00Best bowling––4/472/20Catches/stumpings9/–29/–101/–65/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 January 2023

Suryakumar Ashok Yadav (born 14 September 1990) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team. Regarded as one of the greatest batters in Twenty20 cricket,[3] he plays as a right handed batsman for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and for the Mumbai cricket team in Indian domestic cricket.

Yadav has drawn comparisons to AB de Villiers, often considered as one of the greatest Twenty20 batsmen.[4] As of 1 November 2022, Yadav was ranked as the number one T20 International batsman in the world.[5][6][a]

He captained Mumbai cricket team in T20 and First-class Cricket for brief period of time, since 2010.[8][6]

He is a right-handed middle order batter and an part-time right-arm spin bowler.[9] He made his T20I debut for India on 14 March 2021 against England. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India on 18 July 2021 against Sri Lanka.[10]


Early life

Though raised in Mumbai, Yadav’s family has roots in Uttar Pradesh[11]. His father migrated to Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh, for job in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. That time Yadav was 10 years old.[12] Surya learnt the game while playing in the streets of Chembur. At the age of 10, his father saw his inclination towards the game and enrolled him in a cricket camp in BARC colony in Anushakti Nagar. He then went to Elf Vengsarkar Academy of former international cricketer, Dilip Vengsarkar and played the age group cricket in Mumbai.[13] He is an alumnus of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science.[14]

On 7 July 2016 Yadav married Devisha Shetty. The couple first met in 2010 at a college programme. The couple soon became friends and later the friendship blossomed into love. Shetty is also trained dancer and a dance coach. [15][16]


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Yadav played club cricket for Parsi Gymkhana Cricket Club in Mumbai [17] Apart from Parsi Gymkhana he had played for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited team and clubs such as Shivaji Park Gymkhana club and Dadar Union club in Mumbai’s club cricket.[1]

He made his first-class cricket debut for Mumbai cricket team in Ranji trophy 2010-11, he scored 73. In the next season of 2011-12, he was the leading run scorer for his team with the 754 runs in 9 matches, it includes double century against Odisha cricket team, in 3rd match of season. In the same season in anathor top Indian List-A Duleep Trophy tournament scored hundred. In 2013–14 season he was one of top leading scorer for Mumbai.[9]

In Indian domestic cricket he has played for Mumbai A, West ZoneIndia Red, India blue, Mumbai cricket association’s IX teams and for India under 23India AIndia C in international junior cricket.[9]

He is one of the senior and regular member of Mumbai Ranji team. He was a captain of Mumbai cricket team for brief period of time in Ranji trophy. Amid 2014–15 Ranji Trophy season Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) removed him from captaincy and dropped from the team in 2018-19 season. MCA’s selection committee selected him and appointed as captain for 2019-20 of the tournament.[18]

As of 3 December 2019, In First-class, he has scored 4818 runs, 12 hundreds and 24 half centuries.[18]

Yadav was captain of Mumbai team in 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.[19][20]

In 2021, playing for his club, Parsi Gymkhana, he scored 249 runs in final match against Payyade Sports Club in ‘Police Shield‘ tournament at the Police Gymkhana ground, Mumbai. Parsee Gymkhana has won this tournament last time way back in 1956, created the history by becoming the first club to win back-to-back trophies in 3 different format in single season. Yadav won the best batsman of the final award.[21][22]

In October 2018, he was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[23] In October 2019, he was named in the India C squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[24][20]

Indian Premier League

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Yadav in Kolkata Knight Riders team’s apparel, amid IPL 2017

He received an IPL contract from Mumbai Indians (MI) for the 2012 season. He played just one match in the season and was dismissed without scoring.[25]

He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 IPL auctions. He made headlines in IPL 2015 when he hit a match-winning 20 ball 46 runs with five sixes against MI at Eden Gardens. He became the team’s vice-captain and played regularly. He was bought at a price of ₹3.2 crore (US$400,000) by Mumbai Indians in 2018 IPL auctions.[26]

After impressive stint with the Mumbai Indians, he was retained by them ahead of 2022 season mega auction for INR 8 Cr.[citation needed] He was ruled out from IPL 2022 due injury in left forearm.[27]

International career

In February 2021, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against England.[28] It was his maiden international call-up to the India cricket team.[29] He made his T20I debut for India on 14 March 2021, against England.[30] He then played the fourth game of the series on 18 March and got his first opportunity to bat, and hit the first ball he faced in international cricket for a six, becoming the first Indian to do so in T20 International, and went on to score a half-century.[31][32] The next day, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England.[33] His game changing performances at No. 3 led him to being described as an “X Factor” player by his captain.[34]

In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.[35] He made his ODI debut on 18 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.[10] On 21 July 2021, Yadav scored his maiden ODI fifty against Sri Lanka.[36]

In July 2021, Suryakumar Yadav was called up as a replacement to India’s Test squad for their series against England.[37] In September 2021, Yadav was named in India’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.[38] In November, he was added to India’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand.[39]

In June 2022, he was named in India’s squad for their T20I series against Ireland.[40]

In July 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored his maiden T20I century against England at Trent Bridge in NottinghamEngland scoring 117 off 55 balls.[41] He is only the 5th Indian player to record a century in T20I, and only the 2nd to reach the mark batting 4th or lower.[42] In October 2022, he became the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in T20I’s, reaching the mark in 573 balls against South Africa.[43]

On 30 October 2022, Yadav was ranked first in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen.[44][45]

On 27 October 2022, Yadav scored the fourth fastest half-century by an Indian batsman at a T20 World Cup, and his first at a T20 World Cup,[46] reaching the mark in 25 balls against Netherlands at Sydney Cricket Ground.[47]

In November 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored his second T20I century against New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, scoring 111* off 51 balls with the help of 11 fours and 7 sixes, he became second Indian to score two centuries in T20Is in a calendar year and emulates Rohit Sharma‘s record.[48][49]

In 7th January 2023, Suryakumar Yadav Scored his 3rd T20 International hundred against Srilanka at Rajkot, India. He scored unbeaten 112 off 51 balls, which includes 9 sixes and 7 fours. He complete his century off 45 balls and become the 2nd Indian to have 3 international T20 centuries.[50].Suryakumar Yadav hits his third T20I century in the span of six months, which equals Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro’s feat, and Suryakumar Yadav is the first batter in India who scored the first T20I Century for India in the year 2023.<ref>


  1. ^ As per ICC Men’s T20I batters ranking[7]


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