‘Took India innings screenshot and sent it to Finch’ - Glenn Maxwell lavishes praise on Suryakumar Yadav after majestic knock against New Zealand

Suryakumar Yadav hit an unbeaten 111 off mere 51 balls in the second T20I against New Zealand.

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India clinched the three-match T20I series 1-0 against the hosts New Zealand after the third and final match ended in a rain-hit tie. There were some impressive displays of cricket by some of the players in the series, and leading the pack was the swashbuckling India batter, Suryakumar Yadav.

In the second T20I of the series, Suryakumar smashed an unbeaten 111 off just 51 deliveries when the rest of the batting unit could not get going. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was left spellbound following the massive knock Suryakumar played out against the Kiwis. Maxwell recently said that he sent a screenshot of the India batting innings to Aaron Finch.

"I didn't know the game was on. But I later checked the scorecard, took a screenshot, and sent it straight to Finchy (Aaron Finch) and said, 'What is going on here? He is batting on a completely different planet! Look at everyone else's scores and look at this bloke scoring 111 off 50.'," said Maxwell.

"The next I watched the full replay of the innings and the embarrassing thing is that he is so much better than everyone else. It's almost hard to watch. Suryakumar Yadav is doing it in such a bizarre, ungainly way. He's just hitting the middle of the bat by stepping aside, deciding to sweep someone who bowls at 145,” he added.

“He then just puts his head down, chews some gum, glove tap, bat tap and then off he goes and does it again. He's playing some of the some of the ridiculous shots I've ever seen and he's doing it stupidly consistently. It's hard to watch because it makes everyone else so much worse for not being able to do that," concluded Maxwell.

After the conclusion of the T20I series, the Men in Blue now play the Kiwis in a three-match ODI series under veteran southpaw Shikhar Dhawan.