Suryakumar Yadav Should Have Been The Player Of The Match. KL Rahul Is “Surprise”. KL Rahul, who hit 57 off 28 balls in the second T20I against South Africa, was “surprise.” Awarding the player of the match. Believed Suryakumar Yadav had a greater influence on the game.
The second Twenty20 International against India and South Africa saw some great batting performances. KL Rahul smashed a 28-ball 57 to get India off to a terrific start. Rohit Sharma followed suit with a more sedate 43. Suryakumar Yadav went crazy, blasting 61 off 22 balls. While Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 49 off 28 balls as India reached 237/8. Even though South Africa lost, David Miller played a knock for the ages. Virtually single-handedly leading the visitors to a remarkable victory with his 47-ball 106.
There were several candidates for ‘Player of the Match,’ but the panelists chose India opener Rahul Dravid.
The India vice-captain was shocked by Suryakumar Yadav
The India vice-captain, on the other hand, was quick to say that he was shocked by the accolade. Thought Suryakumar Yadav produced more effective innings.
“Quite honestly, I’m surprised I’m getting this. I think Surya, the way he batted, he had a bigger impact on the game. In general, he changed the game” When Rahul received the prize, he informed presenter Harsha Bhogle at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Bhogle then went on to explain why he received the accolade. Stating that a “senior opening batsman” in the commentary box stated that opening is the most difficult job to do. Which elicited a giggle from Rahul.
“We as opening batters always think that our job’s tougher, but having batted a few innings in the middle order in ODIs, I have realized that is difficult as well, and like I said Surya had a bigger impact.” he said.
In addition to praised Kohli and Dinesh Karthik, who entered to bat in the last over and smashed 17 off 7 to help India finish strong.
“The way Virat batted as well. And not easy for someone like Dinesh, he doesn’t get too many balls, just to walk in there and do what was expects was a phenomenal batting effort.”