Star India batsman Suryakumar Yadav opened up about his match-winning catch by David Miller during the ICC T20 World Cup final against South Africa, saying he was initially thinking of saving a boundary and Credit goes to fielding coach T Dileep for match defining. Cup winning moment. Surya Kumar was one of India’s stars during the World Cup, scoring 199 runs at 28.42 in eight matches, with two half-centuries and some other fine contributions in tight matches. His contribution also included some outstanding catches throughout the tournament.

David Miller, known for his clutch, breakthrough and match-winning performance for the Proteas during the last over of the final, attempted a big shot when 16 runs were needed off six balls. However, the ball found Surya Kumar Yadav near the boundary, who took a brilliant catch, first caught the ball in the air, crossed the boundary and quickly came back in to complete the catch. The catch was crucial to swing the match in India’s favor and the South African batsmen were dismissed for 21 runs. The Men in Blue won by seven runs to claim their second ICCT Twenty20 World Cup title.

Speaking to Revsportz, Surya Kumar said, “When I started running, I wasn’t thinking about the catch. I was running with full power in my legs to make sure that I somehow saved the boundary. I wanted to save at least two or three runs for the team and honestly, when I got to the ball and it came to me, I realized that The opportunity for me to make the catch and toss the ball I felt like I could go out and I had 5-7 seconds to make that catch and I’ll tell you I made my These 5-7 seconds in life worked for us.”

Surya Kumar said that he was really under pressure to complete the catch and it would be a lie to say that he wasn’t. But the team worked hard on their fielding led by T Dileep, taking at least 150 such catches during practice.

“He has worked very hard with us and each of us has spared 15 minutes during practice to train with him. As batsmen, we can only contribute in one area and that is Fielding often goes unnoticed, but each one of us has trained separately and the results are showing, I would say that’s a product of the work we’ve put in.”

In the final match of the tournament, India won the toss and decided to bat first. After being reduced to 34/3, a counter-attacking partnership of 72 runs between Virat (76) and Axar Patel (47 off 31 balls, with one four and four sixes) restored India’s position in the game. A 57-run partnership between Virat and Shiv Dubey (27 off 16 balls, with three fours and a six) took India to 176/7 in their 20 overs.

Keshav Maharaj (2/23) and Enrich Nortje (2/26) were the top bowlers for South Africa. Marco Johnson and Aiden Markram took one wicket each.

Chasing 177, the Proteas collapsed to 12/2 and then a 58 between Quinton de Kock (39 off 31 balls, with four fours and a six) and Tristan Stubbs (31 off 21 balls, with three sixes). Runs contributed. fours and a six) brought them back into the game. A half-century from Heinrich Klaasen (52 off 27 balls, with two fours and five sixes) threatened to take the game away from India. However, Arsdeep Singh (2/18), Jasprit Bumrah (2/20) and Hardik (3/20) staged a fine comeback in the death overs, restricting South Africa to 169/8 in their 20 overs.

Virat won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his performance. India ended a nearly 11-year ICC title drought.

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