‘I should have sacrificed my wicket for Surya’: Rohit Sharma, fans hail Suryakumar Yadav’s selfless act

The Mumbai Indians beat the Delhi Capitals by five wickets to claim their fifth Indian Premier League title on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma and his company showed solid form throughout the tournament and most of the time the team failed to fight against them.

The reason behind this form was that the Mumbai unit was filled with several match winners. One of them was Suryakumar Yadav, who even garnered appreciation from Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri for his resilience on the pitch.

In Tuesday’s final, Suryakumar went out at bat in the fifth and started off with a four and a six on the first two balls he faced. While Surya has done what he has done for MI throughout the season, skipper Rohit Sharma has relieved the pressure on the other side.

However, when MI moved closer to 90 halfway through the chase, the team lost Suryakumar in the 11th due to a confusion in the middle with Rohit.

After playing the ball straight at halfway the skipper pushed for a single but Suryakumar looked uncertain. But with Rohit already reaching the non-attacking end, the batsman sacrificed his wicket.

Suryakumar’s selfless act has seen a lot of people take to social media and talk high about his character.

Speaking about the incident at the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit said: “The kind of form he was in, I should have sacrificed my wicket for Surya.”

Mumbai finished the chase comfortably 157 points with eight balls in reserve. Meanwhile, Suryakumar finished third in Mumbai’s top scorer, amassing 480 points in 15 innings.

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