Bangla Hunt News Desk: Suryakumar Yadav has shown great rhythm with the bat in the recent past. The three-match T20I series against England and the five-match T20I series against the West Indies lacked consistency, but he played some entertaining innings. It can be assumed that the number four spot in the Indian team in the Asia Cup and the upcoming T20 World Cup has somehow been allotted to him.
What most Indian cricket fans like about Suryakumar Yadav’s batting is his range of shots. He has two or three different shots for a certain type of delivery. The delivery he can easily hook over the head of fine leg to the gallery, the same type of delivery he can uppercut over the head of short third man for a boundary.
For this quality of Suryakumar Yadav, many people call him the 360° player of India. Earlier, the South African legend AB de Villiers ruled the world cricket under this name. He also had the power to make people marvel at his batting. The delivery he could have sent over the head of mid-off to the gallery, against the kind of bowling he would have had the power to guide the ball to the square-leg boundary with a light flick outside the off-stump. So former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has given some approval to this comparison of ‘AB’ with Suryakumar Yadav.
He is hopeful that he will see Suryakumar Yadav not only in the World Cup squad but also in the Indian team’s starting XI.
Ricky Ponting watched Suryakumar Yadav from a very young age when he was part of the Mumbai Indians team. He praised the courage of the Indian star and said that Suryakumar never hesitates to play any shot which is a sign of a very good and strong mentality. Ricky Ponting believes Surya Kumar Yadav has already proved himself a match winner for India. However, like AB de Villiers and not opener Suryakumar Yadav, Ponting said he would prefer to see the Indian star batting in the middle order (at number 4). Suryakumar Yadav has already scored 672 runs with a strike-rate above 175 in just 23 international T20 matches. He is now the second best batsman behind Babar Azam in the T20 rankings. If he performs well in the Asia Cup, he can even surpass Babar Azam.