Suryakumar Yadav essentially established India’s strategy for the 2022 T20 World Cup. In the shortest format of the game this year, the right-hander has been the team’s darling, putting up 1040 runs in 29 innings at an incredible strike rate of 185.71. As one of the most productive T20I batters in the world competing, Suryakumar carried that form into the T20 World Cup, scoring 239 runs at a strike rate of 189.68.

He struggled to get going against England on Thursday in the semifinals. After Suryakumar fell after making 14 off 10 balls, India reached a score of 168/6 thanks to a late push from Hardik Pandya. With four overs remaining, England’s openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler made a mockery of that total by successfully chasing down the target and winning by a 10-wicket margin.

Suryakumar joined his teammates on Friday in posting messages to the fans on social media, joining players like Pandya and Virat Kohli. “Sorry loss. We will always be appreciative of our supporters for generating an exciting atmosphere wherever we play. Thankful for everyone’s steadfast support, and proud of the team’s and support staff’s labor of love. playing for my country with pride. Suryakumar declared, “We’ll think it over and return stronger.

From the first ball of their chase, India was given no quarter by England captain Buttler and Hales, who returned to international cricket in September after being sidelined since March 2019. While Buttler made 80 off 49 balls and Hales made 86 off 47, the duo smashed a helpless Indian bowling attack all over the park. Even though India’s defeat is a stunning outcome in and of itself, the way they lost after playing consistently the entire tournament was regarded as even more remarkable.