Suryakumar Yadav Shatters Shikhar Dhawan's Record of Most T20I Runs for India in a Calendar Year
Suryakumar Yadav in action / PC: Twitter
Suryakumar Yadav, on Wednesday (September 28) broke Shikhar Dhawan's record for most T20I runs in a calendar year for the Indian cricket team during the series opener against South Africa on Wednesday in Thiruvananthapuram.
The India middle order batter is going through a purple patch in international cricket, especially in the shortest format of the game. He is on a record-breaking spree in T20 cricket and has already broken a number of batting records this year.
The hard-hitting batter was at it again when he took the field against South Africa in the opening T20I. The 32-year-old shattered the batting veteran Shikhar Dhawan's record of scoring most T20I runs in a calendar year for the Indian cricket team.
Prior to the series opener against South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav needed eight more runs to break Dhawan's T20I record, and he accomplished the milestone by smashing a towering six off Anrich Nortje's bowling during India's chase.
Most runs for India in a calendar year
- 694 - Suryakumar Yadav - 2022*
- 689 - Shikhar Dhawan - 2018
- 641 - Virat Kohli - 2016
- 590 - Rohit Sharma - 2018
- 497 - Rohit Sharma - 2022*
- 497 - Rohit Sharma - 2016