After Suryakumar Yadav's brilliant century, Rohit Sharma's 11-year-old tweet naming SKY as "player to watch out for" leaves fans in shock
SKY made an unbeaten century to help India win the game. However, after his century, an 11-year-old tweet of the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is going viral, in which he predicted SKY would be a great asset for India in the future.
Speaking of the game, the 32-year-old scored a 49-ball century and made 111 not out off 51 balls, including 11 fours and 7 sixes. India made 191/6 in their 20 overs and dismissed New Zealand for 126 runs in 18.5 overs to win the game by 65 runs.
Rohit tweeted back then, in December 2011, "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
And after Suryakumar reached his second T20I century, fans started sharing that 11-year-old tweet from Rohit Sharma. Notably, recently, the 32-year-old also rose to the No. 1 ranking in the T20I batsman rankings and was also one of the highest run scorers in the T20 World Cup 2022.
you are the best visionary captain ever @ImRo45— Arun Krishnan (@ArunKri25107983) November 21, 2022
GREATEST CRICKETING MIND EVER @ImRo45— Shailendra Mishra (@imShail_3) July 10, 2022
ICYMI: https://t.co/3dIys7WGvD— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 20, 2022
Suryakumar became the second Indian batter after Rohit (2018) to score two centuries in a calendar year. He has scored two centuries in 2022 and is also the leading run-scorer this year. On the other hand, he also became only the third Indian after Rohit (4) and KL Rahul (2) to score multiple centuries.
With that, SKY became the first Indian batter to score a T20I century in New Zealand. For his match-winning knock of 111 not out, he was adjudged the "Man of the Match," which was his 7th MOTM in this year. With that, he surpassed Virat Kohli, who won 6 MOTM in 2016.