‘Stop sweeping me’: Rashid Khan walks to Suryakumar Yadav after the Indian batter sweeps him for four, six; SKY reacts

During the Super 8 clash of the T20 World Cup 2024 in Barbados on Thursday, a playful exchange took place between Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan and Indian middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav. The friendly banter took place after Suryakumar expertly executed a few sweeps to neutralize the threat posed by the wrist ace.

Rashid Khan speaks to Suryakumar Yadav after being hit for boundaries (Instagram/ICC)

Suryakumar Yadav came on at a critical time for India, with Rashid Khan quickly dismissing both Virat Kohli And Rishabh pants to put the team under pressure.

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Showing his class, the world’s No.1 T20I batter hit a four and a six against Rashid in the 11th over, forcing the Afghan captain to rethink his strategy. The light-hearted interaction between the two elite T20 cricketers seems to have taken place immediately after that eventful ending.

Ravi Shastri, who was on air when the replays of the chat were broadcast, anticipated what Rashid might have said to Suryakumar. “Stop brushing me off, he says,” Shastri says as the camera faces Rashid. The Indian batter also appeared to respond to Rashid, and Shastri claimed Suryakumar was saying, “It’s not my fault!” »


Suryakumar Yadav produced an exemplary knock under pressure as he undeterred by the constant flow of wickets at the other end, scoring a crucial score of 53 off just 28 deliveries to lead India to a solid score of 181/8 in 20 overs. He received support from Hardik Pandya (32), whose fireworks after Suryakumar’s wicket helped India reach a dominant total in Barbados.

Earlier in the match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma had won the toss and elected to bat.

India are undefeated so far in the tournament

The Indian team has had a flying start to the 2024 edition, having recorded wins in three matches including one at Lauderhill. India overtook Ireland by 8 wickets in their first match and then beat their arch rivals Pakistan in a dramatic finale, beating Babar Azam’s men by six runs.

India then sealed a place in the Super Eight with an emphatic seven-wicket win over hosts USA, who also qualified from the group.

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