Updated June 7th, 2024 at 10:43 IST

'Tula Maanla Bhau': Following US' upset win vs PAK, Suryakumar Yadav extols Saurabh Netravalkar

ICC's no. 1 ranked T20I batter, Suryakumar Yadav hails USA Cricket's Saurabh Netravalkar's miraculous performance against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Netravalkar | Image: ICC / X/@surya_14kumar

In a very unexpected turn of events, the USA National Cricket Team, which has been causing mayhem since the start of their season, has defeated a former T20 World Cup winner. The last match between the Co-hosts and Pakistan culminated in a Super Over, with the US pulling off a surprising victory over the Babar Azam-led team. The results astounded the visiting side, as the US Cricket Team stunned not just the people in attendance, but all cricket enthusiasts. Saurabh Netravalkar was one of the big standouts, mauling Pakistan and preventing the Asian Giants from winning. Suryakumar Yadav, the ICC's number one T20I hitter, applauded Netravalkar and the US team members following their victory.

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Suryakumar Yadav applauds US team's Saurav Netravalkar after USA upsets PAK in T20 World Cup

The top-ranked T20I batter in the world, Suryakumar, posted a photo of Netravalkar and fellow countryman Harmeet Singh celebrating a wicket fall during the T20 World Cup match between America and Pakistan on Instagram Stories.

The Instagram story of surya_14kumar for USA Team's Saurabh Netravalkar and Harmeet Singh

'Tula maanla Bhau, [Hats off to you brother]. Very happy for you and your family back home,' Suryakumar Yadav said. SKY also shared his praise for Harmeet Singh, writing 'paaji aaram se' over the Story.

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Speaking of the match, Pakistan was humiliated as the newcomers, the United States of America, pulled off one of the most significant upsets to date. The USA put on several outstanding performances, but Netravalkar stood out. With two overs remaining and two wickets claimed, Saurabh restricted Pakistan to 159 runs. He then put his incredible skills to use in the super over, as he didn't allow the PA batters to reach the target.

Following a tie, the co-hosts overcame the Men in Green in the Super Over. Pakistan scored 159/7, while the USA scored the same amount, sending the match to a super over. PAK conceded far too many runs as a result of Mohammed Amir's poor bowling, which yielded 18 runs. PAK scored only 13, and as a result, the United States topped Group A with two consecutive wins before meeting India. In their opening match, the United States defeated Canada by seven wickets.


Published June 7th, 2024 at 10:33 IST