In the just-finished third Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka at Rajkot, top batter Suryakumar Yadav batted like a dream, and former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir had nothing but the highest admiration for him. At the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Team India, featuring Suryakumar, crushed Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the third Twenty20 International. Team India, headed by Hardik Pandya, defeated the Asia Cup holders overwhelmingly to win the three-match series 2-1 in Rajkot.

After Suryakumar’s brilliant performance in the series finale, former India opener Gambhir supported the middle-order batter on Twitter, saying that he should play for the Asian giants in the game’s longest format. “Wow, @surya 14kumar, what a slam! It’s time for him to play test cricket! #SKYscraper, “In his tweet, Gambhir said. Gambhir’s notable tweet regarding an on-song Suryakumar quickly gained attention online. While some supporters offered their encouragement, others cast doubt on Gambhir’s well-received post regarding Suryakumar.

Following Gambhir’s post, several fans singled out Mumbai actor Sarfaraz Khan. At the Brabourne Stadium in a Ranji Trophy, Group B encounter against Tamil Nadu, Mumbai’s Sarfaraz Khan recently scored a brilliant knock of 162 (220). A Twitter user said, “And what about Sarfaraz Khan who is scoring a century in first class in every match?” “Why Don’t You Mention Sarfaraz And Other Ranji Players When Vihari Is Already Present? Please request that he not play in Tests or ODIs “Another supporter wrote.

The Indian batsman Suryakumar scored his third century in the game’s shortest format during the third Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka. In the 20-over match, Suryakumar’s fast 112* from 51 balls helped India reach 228-5. India crushed Sri Lanka by 91 runs to win the T20I series in Rajkot as Sri Lanka crumbled for 137 in 16.4 overs in response. Due to his outstanding batting performance, middle-order hitter Suryakumar was chosen Player of the Match. The world-class batting lineup for India against Sri Lanka in the forthcoming One Day International (ODI) will also be led by the in-form Suryakumar. Tuesday’s first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be captained by Rohit Sharma.

Suryakumar, who finished 2022 with over 1100 runs and the top ICC T20I batter ranking, started 2023 with the same panache. He was cheaply bowled in the first game of the series in Mumbai, but he quickly bounced back to hit fifty runs in Pune to go along with his second brilliant century in as many months.

In the past, Gambhir has been outspoken in expressing his support for Suryakumar. The former India opener had said that he wanted SKY to bat for India in T20Is continuously at No. 3 and, if feasible, even a position above Virat Kohli.