Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photograph by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photograph by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP through Getty Photos)

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting heaped praises on India’s top-ranked batter Suryakumar Yadav and even raised comparisons with former South African batter AB de Villiers. Yadav has been glorious this yr within the T20I format particularly and in 12 matches, he has scored 428 runs at a median of 38.90 with a formidable strike fee of 189.38.

He has scored two half centuries and one splendid century this yr, advancing to the second place within the ICC T20I rankings for batters, solely behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam. The 31-year-old has performed totally different roles from opening the innings to ending the innings and put up impactful performances.

Suryakumar Yadav is an efficient participant of quick and spin bowling: Ricky Ponting

Ponting talked about the best way Yadav performs a variety of 360-degree pictures, much like AB de Villiers and famous the number of pictures the Mumbaikar possesses. He went to notice the strengths of Yadav on the leg aspect and felt that quick bowling or spin isn’t going to trouble him a lot. He added that one of the best place for Yadav to bat is at quantity 4 given his destructiveness within the last overs though he can open if wanted.

“Surya (Yadav) scores 360 levels across the floor, a bit like AB de Villiers did when he was in his precise prime. The lap pictures, the late cuts, you recognize, the ramps over the keeper’s head. He can hit down the bottom. He hits rather well over the leg aspect, flicks to deep backward sq. notably effectively, and he’s a very good participant of quick bowling and is an efficient participant of spin bowling. He’s a really, very thrilling participant and I’m positive somebody that’s going to search out himself of their crew, not simply their squad,” Ponting was quoted as saying by TOI.

“For Surya, it’s one, two or 4. I feel he can open, however I feel he’s most likely, you recognize, in the event you might most likely simply preserve him away from the brand new ball, let him management the center a part of the sport exterior the Powerplay, by way of within the center, and if he’s in on the finish, you recognize what can occur. I feel quantity 4 is his greatest spot,” he added.