Suryakumar Yadav, the outstanding batsman for Team India, maintained his stellar performance in the T20 World Cup by hitting an unbeaten 61 off only 25 deliveries to lead the team to a respectable total of 186/5 in 20 overs. In brilliant Melbourne innings, the right-handed batsman smashed the Zimbabwe bowlers with six fours and four sixes. Suryakumar set a remarkable Indian record while playing against Zimbabwe and reaching his undefeated half-century innings.

The 31-year-old batsman made T20I history by being the first Indian to score 1000 runs in a single calendar year. In addition to becoming the best run scorer this year in the shortest format of the game, he hit the milestone in his 28th innings of play in 2022. (international T20s). Overall, he follows Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, who set the record in 2021, as the second batter to achieve the four-figure mark in T20Is in a calendar year.

In addition to his nine half-centuries and his first T20I century against England in June, Suryakumar has been in excellent form this year. The hitter finished India’s innings against Zimbabwe with 1026 runs in 28 games and a mind-boggling strike rate of 186.54; he has hammered 59 sixes so far this year.

The second-highest T20I score by an Indian hitter in a calendar year is Virat Kohli’s 731. Shikhar Dhawan, who started the game, had hit 689 runs in 2018, which was the previous record for an Indian.