Rohit Sharma’s old tweet on Suryakumar Yadav went viral after the latter’s exceptional performance against RCB. The moment Suryakumar sealed the game for MI Rohit’s old tweet of praising him did rounds on social media. The tweet dates back to 2011 when Rohit hailed Suryakumar. Sharma took to Twitter after BCCI Awards (2011) in Chennai.
Rohit Sharma’s tweet read, “Just got done with BCCI awards here in Chennai.. some exciting cricketers coming up… Suryakumar Yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future.”
Just got done with BCCI awards here in chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up..Suryakumar yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 10, 2011
The tweet went viral after Suryakumar’s excellent knock against RCB yesterday. RCB batted first and put a decent total of 160 plus. While chasing the total, Mumbai didn’t get off to a good start. When Suryakumar Yadav arrived at the crease, Mumbai’s required run rate soared up to 8.5. Nonetheless, Suryakumar Yadav rescued Mumbai Indians as he scored a fantastic 43-ball 79* to take Mumbai home. He hit ten fours and three sixes in his innings. Suryakumar’s knock helped Mumbai seal the game as MI won the game by five wickets. With this win, Mumbai is currently sitting tight at the top of the points table.
Suryakumar Yadav ignored for Australian Tour
The tweet went viral because recently Suryakumar Yadav was ignored for the Australian tour. Quite a few pundits and fans thought that Suryakumar deserved a chance in the Indian T20 squad for the Australian tour. More so, Yadav’s excellent knock against RCB ignited the debate. Cricketing pundits and fans are ever since questioning selectors for excluding Suryakumar from the squad.
Talking of Rohit Sharma, he is currently down and out with a hamstring injury. He also failed to land in the Indian squad owing to his injury. With Sharma down, Pollard is currently leading the pack. Rohit’s further participation in IPL 2020 looks doubtful as of now. More so, BCCI is currently monitoring his fitness.
Rohit’s absence seems to have not hurt Mumbai Indians. However, it might hurt India in the limited-overs format. BCCI will hope for Rohit’s speedy recovery.