Suryakumar Yadav scored an undefeated hundred in the second T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, the second in a three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand. With 11 fours and seven sixes, the daring batsman blasted an unbroken 111 runs off 51 balls. His contribution helped India score 191 for six in 20 overs, giving New Zealand a 192-run target.

Suryakumar garnered a lot of accolades on social media after his innings from cricket fans and past players. On Twitter, renowned athlete Sachin Tendulkar entered the conversation and remarked, “Surya’s light has illuminated the night sky! Amazing work, @surya 14kumar! #INDvsNZ”.

Virender Sehwag, a former cricketer, also praised Suryakumar and commented, “these days, SKY. constantly on fire In a class by himself. #SuryaKumarYadav”.

Following his daring knock, Suryakumar remarked, “A hundred is always exceptional in T20, but it was also crucial for me to bat all the way through. Hardik advised me to continue to bat through the 18th or 19th over and reach a score of around 185. We discussed going deep after the 16th over had ended. Maximizing the final few overs was crucial. In the nets, I’ve been trying the same things over and over again, but nothing is working for me.”

Chasing a goal of 192 runs, Deepak Hooda’s four-wicket haul helped New Zealand be bowled out for 126 in 18.5 overs. Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal both claimed two wickets at this time. Kane Williamson led all scorers for the home team with 61 runs off of 52 balls.