Suryakumar Yadav, on Sunday (November 19), had the opportunity to become an instant hero in the ongoing World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
He walked out to bat in the 36th over when Team India were in a precarious situation and were reeling at 178 for 5. With a well-set KL Rahul at the other end, the onus was on Suryakumar Yadav to score some quick runs and give the innings the much-needed impetus.
However, the right-handed batsman failed to deliver when it was most needed. While he stayed till the 48th over, he just could not help the team accelerate. He was eventually dismissed by Josh Hazlewood. The Mumbai star scored 18 runs off 28 balls and was the ninth Indian wicket to fall.
Fans slam Suryakumar Yadav:
Suryakumar Yadav was probably the only Indian player who had not played a special innings in the ongoing World Cup. Barring the fighting 49-run knock against England, he did not do much with the bat in the competition as he hardly got the chance to bat.
He had the chance to prove his worth in the final. While the fans were expecting him to bail the team out of trouble, Suryakumar Yadav struggled throughout his knock and departed after scoring just 18. As he failed to do well, the fans did not take long to vent their frustration.
Here are some of the reactions:
Surya left the brain back while coming to bat today 😭😭
— ∆ 🏏 (@CaughtAtGully) November 19, 2023
Thank you Sky. Never ever come back to play this format. 🙏
— Kaushik Kashyap (@CricKaushik_) November 19, 2023
suryakumar chutiye ambani ke naukar
— 🐰 (@firki07) November 19, 2023
Probably the last ODI innings of Suryakumar Yadav. Very disappointed with his performance in the format. #INDvsAUS
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar is the worst ever to play ODI cricket for India
— Cricket Lover (@CricketLover267) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav should never ever play the ODIs again. Always believed that Sanju Samson would’ve been a better option. He’s inconsistent, but on his day can rip apart any bowling attack in the World. #INDvAUS #CWC23
— A (@Agd_1) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav without flat Wankhede pitch and >60m boundaries pic.twitter.com/oqPc0n3WYK
— N (@J97_V3) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadhav, Plzzz retire from ODI format 🙏
— 𝘼 𝘾 𝙝 𝙐 メ (@AchuSaran7) November 19, 2023
– flopped in 2021 wc
– flopped in 2022 wc ( except sa game)
– flopped in 2023 wc
Suryakumar yadav doesn’t perform both in league stages and kos ,he is completely useless,even in semifinale he choked at 4 pic.twitter.com/5M21zjhBP5
— 𝘿𝙖𝙠𝙨𝙝 𝙜𝙞𝙡𝙡 (@screwgauge77) November 19, 2023
Sanju Samson >>> Suryakumar Yadav
— Vic (The Anime Weeb on YT) (@vic_TAW_YT) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav is so so so so so so so so predictable when it comes to his batting. Knew he would give away his wicket like this. #SKY #WorldcupFinal
— 𝐒𝐮𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭 (@suheil_merchant) November 19, 2023
Surya Kumar is certainly not made for ODI’s, and on Slow Pitches.
Isko sirf tez pitch pe hi khilao.#INDvsAUS #CWC2023Final #SuryaKumar
— Devanshu Maheshwari (@beingdevanshu19) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar yadav ka yeh akhiri international tournament ho sakta hai. Ek mauka apne career ko sambhalne ka gawa diya #INDvAUSFinal #INDvAUS
— meme-oir (@khandekarvaish1) November 19, 2023
Suryakumar bhau har time piche nhi marte yrr 😢😢#INDvsAUS
— Abhinav Saxena (@TheAbhinav11) November 19, 2023
Sorry Sanju Samson 💔💔 you are far better than T20 player Surya 😑😒 #Suryakumar #SanjuSamson #INDvsAUS https://t.co/YgEIBoMK6O
— Deepak Jain (@Deepakjain1827) November 19, 2023
Talking about the innings, India were bowled out for 240 runs. This is the first time, the hosts were bowled out in the ongoing World Cup. On a slow pitch, KL Rahul top-scored for India, scoring 66 off 107 balls while in-form Virat Kohli scored 54 off 63 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma also played a crucial quickfire knock of 47 runs at the top of the order. For Australia, Mitchell Starc picked up 3 wickets while Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins claimed two wickets each.
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