Shahid Afridi was surprised after watching this guy’s batting in IND vs HKG match

The moment Suryakumar Yadav entered the game against Hong Kong, everything changed. In the 14th over of India’s batting, he scored a four on his first ball of the game against the spinner Yasim Murtaza. The following delivery, he followed it up with a similar shot to capture another boundary, and ever since then, nothing has been the same. The emphasis was placed back on Hong Kong, who up until that point had managed to stifle KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, as there were now no demons on the field, and the ball was going onto the bat wonderfully.
India’s total, which was at best starting at 170-175, soared to 192 for 2 at the conclusion of 20 overs because of Suryakumar’s heroics, scoring more than 50 runs in the last three overs. The right-hander finished with not-out 68 off 26 balls, scoring six sixes and six fours with a strike rate of over 260.
Virat Kohli’s quiet but resolute 59 off 44 balls was largely overshadowed by Suryakumar’s superb performance, which received praise from almost everyone else. Shahid Afridi, a former Pakistani captain, was the most recent to be included. The former all-rounder, who continues to hold the record for the most sixes in ODI cricket, admitted that he had turned in to see Virat Kohli but was astounded by Suryakumar Yadav’s stunning exhibition of strokeplay.
Shahid Afridi on Samaa TV said, “Yes dekha tha, jo thoda time mila mujhe. Main Virat ki batting dekhne baitha hua tha. Wo kaafi time le raha tha. Usko bhi pata tha kitni zaroori hai uske lie ye. Aur performance chahe kisi bhi team k against ho, confidence toh milti hai age jake. Virat kaafi us tarha khela lekin jis tarha ye Kumar aya, ate hi usne pahle ball pe chouka, dusre ball pe chouka, bas wo ek positive frame of mind se aya hua tha. Wo licence leke aya tha ki mujhe koi ball rokni nei hai. (Yes I saw it in the limited time I got. I sat to watch Virat’s batting. He was playing slowly as he knew how importantr this innings was for him. It opposition doesn’t matter. It will always give you confidence if you score runs. So he was playing like that but when Suryakumar came in… he hit his first ball for four, then the second ball for four and came in with a licence to attack eveything).”
In addition, the former Pakistani captain praised Suryakumar’s demeanor, saying the right-hander showed assurance even when he was taking singles.
Afridi added, “Body language is very important. You should appear confident even when you are taking a single, defending the ball, or hitting a six. And the confidence he showed while hitting those big shots was superb. He entertained the crowd.”
In the event that the Babar Azam-led team defeats Hong Kong on Friday to proceed to the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022, a rematch between India and Pakistan is perhaps possible on Sunday.

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