Surya Bhau made history, the first Indian to do so in IPL

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Suryakumar Yadav

The Mumbai Indians team lost in the IPL playoffs after seven years and reached the playoffs for the first time without playing the final. The defending champions Gujarat Titans team defeated the five-time champions Mumbai Indians by 62 runs on Friday to enter their second straight final. The center of attraction of this match was the batting of Shubman Gill, who scored 129 runs off 60 balls and played a key role in Mumbai’s defeat. But Mumbai lost but once again Suryakumar Yadav won everyone’s hearts with his batting. There was a turning point in the match when both Mumbai’s win and loss depended on Surya’s wicket.

Suryakumar Yadav played a 61-run innings off 38 balls and also crossed the 600-run mark this season. With this innings, Surya made the Gujarat bowlers sweat. But after that, when Mohit Sharma came to bowl, he bowled Surya cleanly. Mumbai’s hopes were dashed from here. After this Mumbai failed to win the match but this batsman who is getting famous under the name of Surya Bhau made a great impression on everyone. Suriya has once again won everyone’s hearts with his performance. During this season, he also accomplished a feat that no Indian had been able to do to date.

Suryakumar Yadav

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Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav created the story

As per the record we are talking about, Suryakumar Yadav has become the Indian batsman to score more than 600 runs in a season with the highest strike rate. If we talk about the world in general, he is second only to Chris Gayle. But in terms of Indian batsmen, he is the first player in IPL history to do so. Rishabh Pant is at number three on this list, but at number five is Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made a splash with his bat this season. There are three Indian players in the top 5 list.

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Indian who scored over 600 runs with the highest strike rate in IPL

  • Chris Gayle – 183.13 (2011)
  • Suryakumar Yadav 181.13 (2023)
  • Rishabh Pant – 173.6 (2018)
  • AB de Villiers – 168.79 (2016)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal – 163.61 (2023)
  • Chris Gayle – 160.74 (2012)

Suryakumar Yadav

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Suryakumar Yadav made Gujarat sweat

Surya joins Sachin Tendulkar’s club

Not just this, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 605 runs in 16 matches this season at an average of 43.21 and a strike rate of 183.13. He became the second batsman to score the most runs in a season for Mumbai. In early 2010, Sachin Tendulkar scored 618 runs in 15 matches. Surya became the second batsman to score over 600 runs in a season for Mumbai. This season, Suryakumar Yadav also scored a 49-ball century in a match against Gujarat Titans, which was also his first century in IPL history. The beginning of this season was not good for him, but he carried it to the end in his style.

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