Regular Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma’s nine-year-old tweet on Suryakumar Yadav is going viral on Thursday after his heroics in Abu Dhabi. Sryakumar Yadav hit a breathtaking 79* off 43 balls to help MI take a step closer to playoffs with a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. Chasing 165 to win, Surya took on the Bangalore bowlers and hit them for 10 fours and three sixes in his match-winning knock. Also Read - 'They Have to Pick a Fight' - India vs Australia Contests Dubbed Too Friendly as Former Stars Demand More Intensity
A tweet Rohit had posted nine-year ago praises Suryakumar and that is now winning the internet. Also Read - Pakistan Captain Babar Azam Talks About Comparison With Virat Kohli
“Just got done with BCCI awards here in chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up..Suryakumar yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!,” Rohit had tweeted in 2011. Also Read - Don’t Think Captaincy a Burden For Virat Kohli: Harbhajan Singh Feels Indian Skipper Leads From Front
Fans are also reacting to it and this comes at a time when the Mumbai batsman has not been picked in the India squad touring Australia next month.
Surya has been consistent in all forms of domestic cricket, not just IPL, hence fans are finding it hard to believe how he did not catch the eye of the selectors. Cricketers like Harbhajan Singh and others have also slammed the selection of the national side.
Meanwhile, MI has eight wins and in all probability will make the playoffs and be in the race to defend their title successfully.