Watch: Suryakumar Yadav had notes under his wristband, reveals Tilak Varma
Surykumar Yadav returned to form with a 44-ball 83, and Tilak Varma continued his good form with an unbeaten 49 in his third international match as Team India won the third Twenty20 International against West Indies by 7 wickets in Guyana, keeping their doors alive in the five-match series after losing the first two T20Is.
The two had a humorous conversation, and BCCI shared the footage on Twitter.
While Suryakumar praised the left-handed hitter for his mature performance, it was Tilak who disclosed that SKY had notes under his wristband indicating that he would take his time playing during the powerplay, but he began hitting from the first ball itself.
Surya immediately responded, "It's important to pull a bluff on yourself every now and then." I expected to improve in the middle overs, but after hitting two balls, I began to play my natural game, enjoy myself, and express myself."
"I was having fun batting and watching him (Suryakumar) from the other end." The ball was moving too slowly and became stuck. I spoke with Gill (Shubman Gill)…. Surya's batting style is completely perplexing to me. I, too, wanted to make some big shots. I had good beginnings in both previous games and could have carried for a longer period of time.
So I told Surya that we were going to go deep and finish the match. "The wicket was slow, so I took calculated risks and played long," Tilak remarked of his batting with Suryakumar and his own performance.
Suryakumar further stated that he was given the freedom to express himself because Tilak was on the other end of the phone.
"You knocked maturely. Because you were on the other end, I had the freedom to express myself. "It was a flawless game," he stated.