Amidst the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul in India’s batting lineup, one batsman has emerged as the most dangerous to opposing batsmen over the past year. Before the T20 World Cup, all veterans and opposing bowlers have been talking about a single batsman, and on Sunday, it was the Pakistan cricket legends who were effusive in their praise for Suryakumar.
The veteran Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik praised Suryakumar’s typical hook shot on A Sports before India’s third match in the ongoing T20 World Cup, against South Africa.
That shot he plays, the one he hits from behind…his technique is so good that even if he doesn’t get that elevation, he can still execute it,” he said.
Wasim Akram, a Pakistani legend and participant in the discussion, added, “SKY is something different, isn’t he? This is the type of shooting that children should be taught.”
Malik then explained that Suryakumar not only can read conditions well but also the bowler’s mind.
Conditions are different, and he can also play with the bowler’s mind to get the best shots. The conditions in Perth will be different for the South Africa match, but you must be courageous to play these shots,” he said.
Misbah ul Haq, a former Pakistani cricketer, added, “In all of his matches, he has been playing extremely well. He has been performing exceptionally well on the field. He can play throughout the entire park.”