The young Indian opener, Ishan Kishan said on Tuesday that Suryakumar Yadav is an inspiration for the rest of his teammates and anyone would love to bat with a clear mind and fearlessness like the World No.1 T20I batter. Huge praise for Suryakumar from his Ishan came in after the final T20I between India and New Zealand in Napier. Suryakumar became only the second Indian batter after Rohit Sharma in 2018 to hit two T20I tons when he pummeled 111 not out in just 51 deliveries in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
The knock, which was an exhibition of his envious range and 360-degree approach, is being hailed as one of the best knocks in teh shortest format as Suryakumar took down a well-oiled New Zealand bowling attack with ease. Speaking to Prime Video, Ishan Kishan talked about the work ethic of Suryakumar, saying youngsters have a lot to learn from the in-form batter.
As per the quotes in India Today, Ishan Kishan said, “All of us want to bat like him. He is so calm every time, I think everything is going according to plan for him. Off the field, in the last few years I played with him, he is very professional with his hydration and sleeping pattern, and diet. We, youngsters, can learn a lot from him and how he is batting, and his energy and work ethic are always hundred percent.”
Suryakumar Yadav is likely to finish the year as the No. 1 T20I batter after having become the first Indian to score more than 1000 runs in the shortest format of the game.
Notably, the 2nd T20I was also Ishan Kishan’s comeback match as the left-handed opener hit a 31-ball 36 after returning to the T20I side following the T20 World Cup snub. Ishan batted with his new opening partner Rishabh Pant in the 2nd T20I and both left-handers retained their place for the series finale.