How Suryakumar Yadav became the new Mr. 360 and lit up the T20 World Cup
Rolled out under the shadow of the World Cup, every consequence, every cause and effect of this series would be weighed and assessed in the light of that tournament. It was predestined to serve one purpose — to polish India for the World Cup, to find solutions to persisting problems. In this regard, they would be delighted with the touch and verve of Suryakumar Yadav, his response to different situations, his adaptability and maturity that shone through the most characteristic T20 knock of his, one where Mr. 360 chose to be Mr. 180, one where the T20 destroyer morphed into a 50-over middle-overs manipulator.He found himself in a classical middle-overs setting of an ODI, just five balls into a sluggish pitch, and losing partners regularly. He found himself in a place where most middle-order batsmen in T20Is find themselves in. Yashasvi Jaiswal tried to pull a not-so-short ball and ended up giving a return catch to left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein. He expected the ball to come at him slower, but it skidded on, as it does when spinners take the new ball. Hosein then undid Shubman Gill with the arm-ball on the sweep, though television replays showed that the ball would have missed the stumps.