Then he rolled his eyes, today he bowed; Fans celebrate Surya’s fireworks with Kohli as a spectator

First Published Aug 31, 2022, 10:17 PM IST

Dubai: Suryakumar Yadav comes to the crease when India is on the back foot against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup. Then India were 94 for two in 13 overs. Later, Virat Kohli was bowled by Surya’s firework which led India to a huge score. Surya scored an unbeaten 68 off just 26 balls. There were six fours and sixes each. Kohli remained unbeaten on 59 off 44 balls.

Both added 98 runs to the Indian total. Most of this was contributed by Surya. Kohli was reduced to a supporting role. But during the fish, a picture went viral. It was a picture of Kohli bowing to Surya’s performance.

Moreover, once in IPL, the picture of both of them facing each other is also circulating. That day Koli staring at Surya’s face and Surya’s expression remained unchanged was viral. Fans celebrate by comparing the two. Let’s read some of the tweets…

After losing the toss, India scored 192 runs on the strength of Surya’s firework batting and Virat Kohli’s half-century. India’s top scorer was Suryakumar Yadav who scored 68 runs off 26 balls while Virat Kohli scored 59 runs off 44 balls.

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India, who won the toss and entered the crease, could not start the firework against weak opponents. Haroon Arshad seemed to be in top gear with 22 runs in the third over of the power play, but Rohit returned after scoring a boundary in the fifth over and India scored just 44 runs for the loss of one wicket in the power play. Rohit scored 21 runs off 13 balls with two fours and a six.

Kohli and Rahul, who came to the crease after Rohit’s return, put up a half-century partnership, but the run rate dropped sharply. After the 10th over, India had only reached 70 runs. Even though they reached 85 runs in the 13th over, Rahul’s slow pace also put Kohli under pressure. Finally, Rahul returned with 39 runs off 36 balls. Then there was Surya’s fireworks.

Last Updated Aug 31, 2022, 10:21 PM IST

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