India’s middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav has impressed one and all with his batting prowess. He has been a revelation in the past year in the Indian jersey as he has become an undisputed starter in the India XI for the limited-overs format. It won’t be wrong to say that Suryakumar has redefined the role of a T20 batter with his 36-degree ability. Recently, his rapid half-century led India to a six-wicket win over Australia with one ball remaining in their Twenty20 decider for a 2-1 series victory.
Yes, A match-winning 69 off just 36 deliveries and a 104-run partnership with Virat Kohli gave India a six-wicket win over Australia. Suryakumar has already leapfrogged Babar Azam and is ranked No. 3 on the T20I batting charts with 780 points, 9 more than the Pakistan captain, who had led the rankings until earlier this year.
All thanks to his match-winning knock against Australia, Suryakumar’s batting performances have earned him praises from all corners. Australia head coach Andrew McDonald has also heaped praises on SKY. Hailing SKY for his outstanding knock, he said:
“Suryakumar Yadav was outstanding today and he’s gonna be dangerous in the World Cup but he showed what he can do.”
McDonald was not only impressed with Surya’s stellar performance with the bat but he also praised Axar Patel for the way he bowled in the series. Axar picked 8 wickets in 3 games and played a crucial role by dismissing Steve Smith, Jos Inglis and the dangerous Matthew Wade in the last and third T20I. Speaking about him, McDonald said:
“Axar, in particular, had an outstanding series. With Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) out everyone thought that it might become a bit of a weakness for India, but they’ve found another one again, which tends to happen,”