Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) explosive batter Suryakumar Yadav exhibited some incredible unorthodox power-hitting against Gujarat Titans (GT) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday. In the process, he scored his first century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in merely 49 deliveries.

Throughout his scintillating knock, the 360 degree batsman showcased a range of shots. One of those shots left many stunned. It was a six in the penultimate over of the innings against Mohammed Shami. The shot was so much incredible that even Sachin Tendulkar, who is considered as one of the greatest batters in cricketing history, attempted to mock-imitate the shot while sitting near the dugout.

Shami had pitched the delivery wide outside off. Suryakumar deliberately sliced the ball over short third for a maximum. Surya flicked his wrist at the very end to send it over the boundary line for a six.

Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody was in complete awe of the shot. As per Moody, he had never seen any batter attempting anything of the kind in his entire life. The former all-rounder stated that he is amazed at Surya’s courage to even attempt the incredible hit.

“I have never seen a six hit over third man with a vertical bat. I have seen nearly 10 million balls bowled in my lifetime in all forms of the game. But I have never seen something like that before. It was in his head, and no one else’s head. He is only capable of doing that,” said the former great all-rounder.