Suryakumar Yadav claims the world record for hitting most sixes in a calendar year, beating Pakistan’s M Rizwan.
Suryakumar Yadav, the wristy Indian batter claims the world record of hitting most sixes in a calendar year. He has hit 50 sixes this year (2022) in the shortest format of the game. Suryakumar Yadav beats Pakistan’s M Rizwan in the list who has hit 42 sixes in the calendar year 2021. He is now also become the first player to hit 50 sixes in a calendar year in T20Is.
Suryakumar Yadav reached this milestone in a second T20 match against South Africa at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. South Africa won the toss and elected to field first.
Suryakumar Yadav scored another fifty in 2nd T20I
The Indian openers started off really well, putting on a 96 runs stand for the first wicket. Team India lost two wickets in a quick time after that partnership and Suryakumar Yadav joins V Kohli at the crease. The pair added 102 runs for the third wicket and help India to reach the 4th highest score in T20 Internationals. Suryakumar Yadav scored 61 off just 22 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes. Team India scored 237 for 3 courtesy of some outstanding batting display and poor South African bowling.
When the Proteas came out to chase this mammoth total, they lost two wickets in captain T Bavuma and R Rossouw. T Bavuma played the maiden in the first over against D Chahar.
Then, A Markram and Q de Kock put on a 45 runs stand. A Markram played some good shots but his inning was cut short by A Patel.
D Miller joins Q de Kock and they put on a huge unbeaten partnership of 174. In the end, they fell just 16 short of India’s total, scoring 221 for 3. D Miller remains not out on 106 off 47 balls with 8 fours and 7 sixes. Q de Kock took off a little too late as his inning was a bit slow in a high-scoring game. He remained not out on 69 off 48 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes.
India won the series with one game still to play on October 04 at Holker Cricket Stadium, Indore. For that match, V Kohli and KL Rahul will be rested.
He becomes the first player to hit 50 sixes in a calendar year
Coming back to Suryakumar Yadav’s achievement, this is a very big thing for him as he becomes the first player to hit 50 sixes. Pakistan’s M Rizwan is second in the list with 42 sixes in 2021 and New Zealand’s M Guptill is third in this list with 41 sixes in 2021.
Ever since Suryakumar Yadav made his debut in international cricket, he has created an impact in the team and he is now become an integral part of India’s limited overs setup, especially in T20Is.
The way Suryakumar Yadav plays with intent and his ability to hit from ball one is immense in the team. He has all shots in his armory with a wide array of shots. People call him Mr. 360 of the Indian team. Even H Singh called him India’s AB de Villiers.
In his small career, he has won so many matches for Team India with his outstanding batting. Suryakumar Yadav came into the international setup a bit late. He has done well in the IPL and in domestic cricket. But has to wait for his time in internationals. But his hard work, dedication, and patience help him to achieve this feat.
Have a look at the stats of Suryakumar Yadav in international cricket.
Having played his first T20I in March 2021 against England at Narendra Modi Stadium, he has played 33 T20Is since then. Suryakumar Yadav scored 1037 runs in 31 innings he played with an average of almost 40 and an outstanding strike rate of 177.26. He has scored 9 fifties and a hundred which came against England this year.
Suryakumar Yadav played his first ODI in July 2021 against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium. In ODIs, he played 13 games and in 12 innings, he scored 340 runs with an average of 34 and a strike rate of 98.84. Suryakumar Yadav has scored 2 fifties with the highest score of 64.
Suryakumar Yadav will be one of the key players for Team India going into this T20 World Cup 2022. He is in a very good knick and can be an X factor for Team India in Australia. Suryakumar Yadav is in good form, consistently scoring runs in Asia Cup and in these two home series against Australia and South Africa.
We congratulate Suryakumar Yadav on this milestone. As cricket fans, we love to see Suryakumar Yadav playing like this and will hope that he will continue to entertain us in the future. What do you think of this one? Will S.Yadav continue his form in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia? We shall find out in a few times. Team India will start its WC campaign against the arch-rival Pakistan on October 23.
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