India’s star performers, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav, who stitched an unbroken 98-run stand against Hong Kong, sat down for an interview after the match.
Virat ended his run drought as he scored 59 off 44 balls, while SKY won the player of the match award for his 68 off 26 balls, which included six fours and six sixes.
BCCI, on Thursday, shared a clip of Virat Kohli interviewing Surya and showering the MI star with praises.
“It’s an honour to interview SKY. He played an outstanding knock. It was my first experience watching his class this closely. I have to say that I was completely blown away by the innings he played,” said Virat.
The MI star replied, saying he loves batting with Virat and admitted that he needed the former Indian skipper on the other end of the crease to get going and play freely.
“I knew I needed you there. When you bat 30-35 balls, you need to strike the next ten balls at a rate of 200-250. Thus, it was important that you stay on the crease for me to play freely,” said Surya.
Kohli then touched upon Surya hitting four sixes in the last over and asked whether he was aiming to equal Yuvraj Singh’s record of hitting six sixes in an over.
Surya jokingly said, “I was trying my level best, but let’s not get past Yuvi Pa.”
Here is the clip shared by the BCCI.
Virat and Surya are the two highest run-getters in the ongoing Asia Cup. Surya is second with 86 runs in 2 matches, while Virat is at the top with 94 runs.