Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim is impressed with Suryakumar Yadav. He praised his wide range of shots and ability to play important knocks against strong bowling and fielding attacks as well. He has also said that Yadav has become a match-winner for India. However, Karim feels that his real test will be to do well against quality teams in big tournaments.
While speaking to India News, Karim said: “Suryakumar Yadav has emerged as a match-winner for India. I am still waiting for him to score a big score against top-quality opposition in a big tournament, and I will only then label him as the best T20I cricketer in modern-day cricket. That opportunity is coming up for Suryakumar and I want him to replicate his form in T20 World Cup.”
He further added: “Suryakumar possesses all the qualities required in a batter. He scored runs against a strong bowling and fielding attack in the middle-order. He has an incredible range of shots but must deliver in T20 World Cup to be counted among world-class batters.”
However, Suryakumar Yadav did well in the T20I series decider against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday (September 25), which India won by six wickets as well. And, Karim also shared Suryakumar Yadav’s unique ability to play three different shots off the same ball as well. He referred to him as an unpredictable batter who can trouble the opponent. However, he will next play against South Africa in the first T20I in Trivandrum on Wednesday (September 28) as well.
“He is an unpredictable batter and it’s tough to bowl such players. If a batter can play three different shots off the same delivery, imagine the pressure on the bowler,” Saba Karim concluded.