Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 16:59 IST
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday named Suryakumar Yadav the Males’s T20I Cricketer of the Yr 2022. The dynamic Indian batter pipped the likes of Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran and Mohammad Rizwan, changing into the first-ever Indian cricketer to be bestowed with the highest honour.
Only a yr after making his worldwide debut, Suryakumar shocked the cricketing world together with his heroics within the shortest format of the sport. He had a stellar yr with the bat, breaking an array of data and setting a benchmark like by no means earlier than within the format. He turned simply the second batter to make greater than 1000 runs in a calendar yr in T20Is and ended the yr as the best run-getter, scoring 1164 runs at a ridiculous strike-rate of 187.43.
“It’s an ideal feeling. 2022 has been superb for me. From a private level of you. I actually loved a number of knocks I performed that yr. And If I needed to decide one knock which I really feel was particular and really near me, was my first 100 for my nation. As a result of 1st hundred is at all times particular. Hopefully, many extra knocks to come back. Thanks,” Suryakumar informed ICC after accepting the Males’s T20I Cricketer of the Yr award.
Suryakumar hit a surprising 68 sixes throughout the yr, simply essentially the most recorded by anybody in a yr within the format’s historical past. The Indian was the important thing batter for his workforce all year long, smashing two a whole bunch and 9 half-centuries.
Having already recorded a ton earlier within the yr, Suryakumar continued his good yr after the multi-nation match, making his second hundred in T20Is within the yr within the bilateral sequence in New Zealand. Yadav additionally turned the top-ranked MRF Tyres ICC Males’s T20I Participant Rankings, reaching a career-high 890 score factors.
The ICC in its official launch has picked Suryakumar’s maiden T20I century in opposition to England in Nottingham because the memorable efficiency of the yr. He had lifted India from 31/3 in a run chase of 216 together with his outrageous stroke-making, giving the guests an opportunity at chasing down the goal. His dismissal ended India’s hopes of a well-known victory, however he put the workforce inside touching distance of what would have been an unbelievable win.