Former India legend Sunil Gavaskar lauded Suryakumar Yadav’s shot selection during India’s game against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Sky enthralled 82,000 fans with his 25-ball 61 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Transcending 71 runs booked the semi-final against India England,
Praising Suryakumar for his brilliant batting performance, Gavaskar told India Today, “Each of those innings was over 360 degrees. He is the new Mr 360 Degrees. It was a shot in which he hit a six to the left of the wicketkeeper. Then he hit a bit of a boundary in the final overs, for example, taking advantage of the angle the bowler was trying to target. Then there’s the Lofted Extra cover drive too, he’s got every shot in the book. There was also a direct drive. ,
With 225 runs, Yadav is now second only to teammates. Virat Kohli (246) For those players in the tournament run-list who participated only in the Super 12 stage.
“He is really becoming the player who is taking India to the total that you can defend. The score that India got was the highest T20I score at the MCG. Without his unbeaten 61, India would not have even reached 150,” Gavaskar added.
The star batsman of India has scored 1,026 runs in 28 innings this year at an average of 44.60. Surya has scored a century and nine half-centuries with a best score of 117. His strike rate is 186.24.
The 32-year-old is the first Indian to achieve the feat and the second player ever to do so, following in the footsteps of Mohammad Rizwan in 2021 with the Pakistan opener getting dismissed for 1326 last year.