Suryakumar Yadav has etched his name in the record books as the fastest Indian to reach 2000 runs in T20 Internationals (T20Is).
The dynamic batsman achieved this milestone during the ongoing South Africa tour, playing his 56th T20I innings.
Fresh off India’s triumphant T20I series against Australia, Suryakumar’s scintillating form continues to make headlines. The Mumbai batter’s achievement puts him on par with Virat Kohli in terms of innings but with a notable distinction—he reached the milestone in one fewer match, marking his 59th T20I appearance for India.
Suryakumar Yadav ascended to the No. 1 spot in T20I rankings in October 2022, a position he has steadfastly maintained. The dynamic player capped off the previous year with 1164 runs in 31 matches, and in 2023, he has already amassed 592 runs from 17 matches at an impressive average of 45.53 and a striking strike rate exceeding 153, featuring a century and four fifties.
In the recent encounter against South Africa, Suryakumar showcased his leadership on the pitch, steering India through a challenging start.
After early setbacks, he powered to a 28-ball fifty, orchestrating a remarkable recovery alongside Tilak Varma. However, his innings concluded at 56 when he chipped Tabraiz Shami’s delivery to long off.