‘Another video game innings’ – Virat Kohli’s Tweet Goes Viral After Suryakumar Yadav’s Masterclass Against New Zealand

By Daniel S

November 20, 2022

On 20 November 2022, team India locked horns with New Zealand in Mount Maunganui for the second game of the ongoing three-match T20I series. The first game of the series got abandoned due to heavy rain on 18 November. Speaking of the match, Kane Williamson won the toss and asked team India to bat first.

However, senior players have taken a rest from this series. Therefore, Hardik Pandya got the opportunity to lead the team. India batted first and scored 191 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav smashed his second T20I ton in this match. After this match, Virat Kohli came up with huge praise on his Twitter as the tweet has gone viral now.

Here is the shared tweet:

“I’m sure this was another video game innings by him.” – Virat Kohli wrote about Suryakumar Yadav

Speaking of the tweet, Virat Kohli wrote: “Numero Uno showing why he’s the best in the world. Didn’t watch it live but I’m sure this was another video game innings by him. @surya_14kumar.” It seemed like the former Indian skipper lauded the batting abilities of Suryakumar Yadav once again. In recent matches, fans have seen that Virat Kohli has enjoyed to bat with this star batter. 

In the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup, both these batters performed well. Virat Kohli scored 296 runs in six innings, at an average of 98.66. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav scored 239 runs in six innings, at an average of 59.75. Yadav also managed three fifties in that tournament for team India. Speaking of this match, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan came out to open the innings. 

But, Pant scored only six runs off 13 balls while Ishan Kishan scored 36 runs off 31 balls. Then, Suryakumar Yadav scored 111* runs off 51 balls, including 11 fours and seven sixes. He batted at a strike rate of 217.64. For the Kiwis, Tim Southee took a hat-trick as he conceded 34 runs in his four overs. In reply, Indian bowlers started well as New Zealand managed only 111 runs for six wickets in 17 overs.