Salman Butt and Ricky Ponting
Salman Butt and Ricky Ponting. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Salman Butt, former captain of Pakistan, thinks Ricky Ponting was flawed to match Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav to former Proteas cricketer AB de Villiers. Yadav, who’s presently ranked second amongst batters within the ICC T20I rankings, obtained nothing however reward from Ponting as he stated Suryakumar Yadav’s 360-degree batting model is paying homage to De Villiers’.

Butt disagreed with Ponting’s remarks as he believes that no different batter can match De Villiers’ magnitude of expertise. Yadav has grown immensely within the white-ball format, and his numbers within the 20-over sport communicate for themselves. Whereas taking part in in opposition to England final month, he smashed an impressive ton and entered an elite listing, turning into simply the fifth Indian batter to realize the feat in T20Is.

“The sort of cricket AB de Villiers performed, I really feel nobody in even latest historical past has ever performed like him. The sort of affect he had, opposition groups knew that for those who can not dismiss him you can not win the match. There may be Root, Williamson, Kohli as effectively who has been world no.1 batter and has scored unimaginable tons of. Rohit Sharma on his day has scored 250 runs in ODIs. So, possibly Ponting had a jet lag,” Butt stated in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.

Ricky Ponting ought to have waited a bit extra: Butt

Suryakumar Yadav’s subsequent massive project is the Asia Cup which commences on August 27, with India’s first sport scheduled for August 28 in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan, and the prolific batter will seemingly make it to the workforce mixture. Butt felt that earlier than drawing this comparability, Ponting ought to have waited for Yadav to show his worth in main tournaments.

“He has simply began to play worldwide cricket. He has expertise and has performed effectively. However evaluating him straight to AB de Villiers? Ponting ought to have waited a bit extra. He’s but to play in massive tournaments. The actual fact is that there hasn’t been a participant like AB de Villiers. You possibly can possibly evaluate him with Viv Richards,” Butt additional said.