S Sreesanth reveals the key advice he gave Suryakumar Yadav
By SMCS - Sep 17, 2023 6:00 pm
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Suryakumar Yadav’s ODI form has been pretty poor and that came under the scanner after his underwhelming knock of 26 (34) against Bangladesh in India’s Asia Cup Super Fours game on Friday, September 15 as well. There has been a lot of talk about whether India needs to leave SKY out of their World Cup plans but former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth is confident about him coming good when the team needs him in the World Cup as well.

S Sreesanth

Speaking to Sportskeeda, Sreesanth said: “He can probably increase his time in the nets as well. Sachin Paaji used to bat 1-2 hours in the nets. It would just help SKY’s muscle memory in staying longer at the crease. I am confident he will come good and play a massive role for India in the World Cup. I would request SKY to play his natural game even in ODI cricket. If your instincts back you to play explosive shots, then do it.”

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Meanwhile, World Cup-winning leg-spinner Piyush Chawla had also spoken up on Suryakumar Yadav’s failure against Bangladesh. Speaking to Star Sports after the game, Chawla said: “This pitch was slightly different because there was some spin and bounce, and the pace at which they were bowling, even when he was playing the sweep, he was getting just one run. So I feel Surya took such a big risk for just one run.”

Suryakumar Yadav
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“Although it is his favorite shot, it becomes a double-edged sword at times that you get out to the shot you score a lot of runs with. The situation was slightly different today, he plays well straight down the ground, so he could have done that, but he has a lot of confidence in the sweep,” he stated.

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Sreesanth also called Pakistan ‘chokers’ and feels they aren’t good enough to reach the final as well. “It won’t happen (anytime soon). Pakistan are not good enough to reach the finals. They are like South Africa. They choke in finals. It is going to be an extremely good final. I expect captain Rohit Sharma to win the game for India in the final,” he concluded.