IND vs AFG: Surya equaled Virat, became the first batsman to do so, can break the record in the next match

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The Indian team played against Afghanistan in the Super 8 of the ICC T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup 2024). In this match, Team India easily won this match due to excellent bowling and batting. Suryakumar Yadav scored a brilliant half-century in the match. After this brilliant innings, he was also given the 'Player of the Match' award. With this, Suryakumar Yadav equaled Virat Kohli. He has become the first batsman to do so.

In fact, Suryakumar Yadav has now become the player who has won the Player of the Match award the most number of times in T20 International cricket along with Virat Kohli. Before the match against Afghanistan, he had won the Player of the Match award a total of 14 times. By winning this award again against Afghanistan, he has come at par with Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have so far won the Player of the Match award 15 times each in T20 International.

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However, Surya has achieved this feat in very few matches. Suryakumar Yadav has won this award 15 times in just 64 matches. At the same time, Virat Kohli needed 120 matches to win the Player of the Match award 15 times. Let us tell you that Suryakumar Yadav continued his game even after suffering four consecutive setbacks after the match against Afghanistan. He played such an innings for the Indian team in difficult times that dashed Afghanistan's hopes.

Yadav hit a half-century with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes in 27 balls. This is Suryakumar Yadav's second consecutive half-century in the tournament. Earlier, the batsman had scored a half-century against host America. However, he could not extend his innings and was out after scoring 53 runs in 28 balls. If Suryakumar continues to bat like this, he will break Virat Kohli's record by winning this award in the next match as well.

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