SKY Recalls HIs Clash with Virat Kohli- His Sledging Was On Another Level: Mumbai Indians’ batsmen SKY has revealed the full story behind his face-off with Virat Kohli– during the math between MI and RCB in IPL 2020.
He said that the former RCB skipper was at his best in Sledging the opposition that night.
During the match, Suryakumar hit the ball towards Virat, who picked it up, walked up to the SKY batter, and gave him a lengthy stare of considerable seconds.
Nevertheless, Kohli’s strategy didn’t work as the middle-order batter kept scoring runs. The 29-year-old scored a neat knock of 79 off 43, not out.
Suryakumar Yadav, in an informal chatter with actor, television, and cricket presenter Gaurav Kapur on his popular YouTube show ‘Breakfast with Champions,’ said: “That’s his style. His energy level on the ground is always different. And that game was extremely important for both teams so Virat’s sledging was on another level in that match. I was focus on myself, like ‘boss, you cannot lose focus and have to win the match at any cost’. The ball went to him and he made that action from there and it was very instinctive.”
Despite the sledging, Suryakumar preferred to remain quiet. He didn’t respond to Kohli and kept his composure, to record his prime of the season. Further told: “I remember I was chewing gum and inside my heartbeat is racing knowing that he is walking at me. He isn’t saying anything, I wasn’t saying anything. I was saying to myself ‘no matter what happens, do not say a word. It’s a matter of 10 seconds. After this, a new over will begin. This won’t last long. So the situation passed. I then saw him right after the match.”
Suryakumar Yadav’s knock helped MI to win the match by five wickets. Suryakumar, seventh in the list for the orange cap of IPL 2020, went on to score 480 runs in 15 innings, at an average of 40.00, with four half-centuries. Mumbai Indians went on to win the tournament for the record-breaking fifth time.
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