India batter Suryakumar Yadav’s humorous response to being mistakenly called Mohammed Siraj by a journalist has become a hit on social media. This incident occurred during the pre-match press conference before India’s first Super 8 clash against Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup.

The reporter’s error was met with a light-hearted reply from Suryakumar Yadav, showcasing his playful nature. This isn’t the first time he has displayed his sense of humor, with several instances in the past highlighting his funny side.

“Siraj to nahi hai yaar. Siraj bhai khana kha rahe hai (laughs) (Siraj isn’t here, mate. Siraj is having his food),” SKY replied to the journalist.

In the match itself, Afghanistan’s skipper Rashid Khan (3/26) managed to improve his record against India. However, it was Suryakumar Yadav impressive 53 off 28 balls that propelled India to a total of 181/8 on a challenging pitch. Despite the tough conditions, other notable contributions came from Rishabh Pant (20 off 11) and Hardik Pandya (32 off 24).

Afghanistan struggled in their run chase and were bowled out for 134 in 20 overs. Poor shot selection by the Afghan batters contributed to their defeat, continuing their winless streak against India. Jasprit Bumrah (3/7 in four overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/32), who was playing his first match of the tournament, were standout performers with the ball for India. India’s next Super 8 fixture is against Bangladesh in Antigua on Saturday followed by the big match vs Australia on June 24.

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