‘He Knows When To Pull That Trigger’: Former South Africa Batter Lauds Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav is one of the best batters in T20I cricket now. He is the X factor in the Indian team. In the ongoing T20 World Cup, Suryakumar has been giving brilliant performances, with knocks like 51* off 25 balls against the Netherlands and 68 off 40 balls against South Africa.
Former Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis lauded Surya for his extraordinary outings in the mega event. “His skill set is so high that as a bowler you don’t feel like you can tie him down to certain areas. He’s got all the different shots, scores in all the different areas. The thing that stands out for me with him is his composure. With a guy who has got so many shots, I almost never see him be frantic and feel rushed. He’s just got this calmness about him,” said Du Plessis in a video posted on ESPNCricinfo.
Say hello to the ICC Men’s No. 1⃣ T20I Batter! 👋 🔝
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— BCCI (@BCCI) November 2, 2022
“He knows when to pull that trigger, go through the gears, and he just always looks calm. He’s just a fantastic T20 player to watch. He’s the perfect guy that, as a youngster, you look at how you go through different gears at different stages of the game,” he added.
#TeamIndia fought hard but it was South Africa who won the match.
We will look to bounce back in our next game of the #T20WorldCup . 👍 👍
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— BCCI (@BCCI) October 30, 2022
Despite Surya’s outstanding innings of 68 runs against South Africa, India lost the match as they chased down the total in 19.4 overs with five wickets in hand.
India Squad: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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