Watch: Tilak Varma brings out Suryakumar Yadav’s famous celebration to celebrate half-century against SRH

Tilak Varma Suryakumar Yadav-esque celebration

Tilak Varma, on Wednesday (March 27), he scored a brilliant fifty during the match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Chasing an improbable target of 278 runs, Mumbai Indians got off to a good start. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma He fired on all cylinders and raised fifty for his team in just the third over. They added 56 runs in just 20 balls before Shahbaz Ahmed dismissed Kishan. The keeper-batsman departed after scoring 34 runs off just 13 balls.

Ten runs later, Rohit Sharma was also dismissed. The former MI captain scored 26 runs with the help of three sixes before being dismissed by Pat Cummins. With the two openers coming out in quick succession, MI needed someone to take charge of the innings and Tilak Varma rose to the occasion.

The left-handed batsman continued MI’s fast start by scoring a fifty off 24 balls. He reached his fifty in the eleventh over by hitting Jaydev Unadkat for a four.

And Tilak Varma brought out Suryakumar Yadav’s famous ‘I am here’ celebration to celebrate his fifties. While the celebration is usually associated with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and popularly called ‘calm’, Suryakumar celebrated his winning knock against RCB in 2020 with the same celebration.

Watch Tilak Varma’s celebration:

Tilak Varma finally departed after scoring 64 runs. His knock came from 34 balls and he was studded with two fours and six sixes. At the time of writing, MI were at 4187 for 4 in the 16th over with Hardik Pandya and Tim David in the middle.

Early in the game, blistering knocks from Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen propelled SRH to a mammoth total of 277 for 3, which is now the highest total in IPL. The record was previously held by RCB by scoring 263/5 against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India in 2013. Head scored a fifty off 18 balls, while Sharma and Klaasen completed their fifties in 16 and 23 balls respectively.