His skill to learn a bowler earlier than he hits the deck after which launch the ball throughout the fence with extraordinary abilities makes Suryakumar a ‘special’ expertise within the Indian cricketing fold.
The World No. 1 T20I batter has been making a mockery of bowling assaults with ease. Be it a deadly pacer or a wily spinner, Suryakumar has all of the weapons in his armoury to ship the bowler downtown.
Recently, the New Zealand bowlers appeared clueless through the 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, in Mount Maunganui, when the Mumbaikar hammered an unbeaten 111 off simply 51 balls to take India to a powerful 65-run win over the Kiwis. The Kiwis had no solutions to Suryakumar’s ways.
The 32-year-old smashed 7 sixes and 11 boundaries in his knock.
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“His hand-eye coordination is absolutely top-class. You have to preempt well (in advance) where the bowler is going to bowl and then get your body into the right position and then execute a shot. It is very tough,” former India batsman Aakash Chopra informed TimesofIndia.com in an unique interview.
It’s unimaginable to suppose that ‘SKY’ made his India debut in solely 2021 in a T20I in March in opposition to England in Ahmedabad. So far he has performed 42 T20Is and has 1408 runs at a median of 44. He has scored runs at an astonishing strike charge of 180.97.
Since making his debut, there was no wanting again for the 32 yr outdated, who many really feel ought to have been integrated within the India scheme of issues a lot earlier.
The right-hander has performed 13 sequence (together with the 2021 T20 World Cup, 2022 T20 Asia Cup, and 2022 T20 World Cup) to date and has scored at a 40 plus common in 8 sequence.
He was additionally named within the “Most Valuable Team” of the ICC 2022 T20 World Cup. He completed the mega match because the third highest run-scorer with 239 runs general.
He smashed three half-centuries – 51 not out vs the Netherlands in Sydney, 68 vs South Africa in Perth, and 61 not out off simply 25 balls vs Zimbabwe in Melbourne at a strike charge of 189.68 in his 6 innings.
In the recently-concluded T20I sequence vs New Zealand, Suryakumar signed off the competitors as the very best run-getter – 124 runs in 2 matches at a median of 124. He was additionally adjudged Player of the Series.
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“Surya has been in sublime form for over a year now. He is consistently scoring runs for his team. His hand-eye coordination and immense belief in his own abilities allow him to change shots halfway through. He is committed, that’s why he is able to change his shots. Some of the shots he plays are just incredible and those are not in cricket’s text-book. We have seen AB de Villiers play such shots. His shot selection is pretty much similar to ABD. Suryakumar is a very very special player and he is in a great zone at this point in time. When you talk about hand-eye coordination, when you talk about this kind of high-risk play, Suryakumar fits into this. He is consistent. He is absolutely superb,” Chopra, who performed 10 Tests for India, additional informed TimesofIndia.com.
RANGE, SELECTION AND BELIEF
During the T20 World Cup match in opposition to Zimbabwe, Suryakumar surprised everybody with an unbelievable shot off pacer Richard Ngarava. He collected an outdoor off full toss supply and dispatched it over the sq. leg fence, leaving everybody surprised.
The hard-hitting 360-degree batter has invented quite a few pictures on a number of events every time he has hit the sphere.
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Chopra went on to speak about Suryakumar’s batting below three subheads – Range, choice and perception.
“Suryakumar’s batting can be described in three points. First, the range of shots he plays makes him special. Second, creating shots. He creates shots and sends those deliveries downtown. The third and final is the belief that you can pull this off. These things are similar and common between Suryakumar and ABD (de Villiers). But ABD has been able to do that for 11-12 years and Suryakumar has just started at this level,” Chopra added.
IS A TEST CALL-UP AROUND THE CORNER NOW FOR SURYAKUMAR?
T20Is field – checked. ODIs field – checked. After setting the shortest format ablaze together with his astonishing array of strokes, Suryakumar has now set his sights on a Test call-up.
Is it across the nook? Suryakumar is assured that it’s.
“Aa raha hain, woh (Test selection) bhi aa raha hain (that is also coming,” Surya had mentioned after scoring a blistering 51-ball 111 that helped India crush New Zealand by 65 runs within the second T20I.
The hard-hitting 360-degree batsman has represented Mumbai in 77 first-class matches and has 5326 runs below his belt. He has scored runs at a formidable common of 44.01 in red-ball cricket within the home circuit, with 14 tons of and 26 fifties. He additionally has greater than 100 catches and 24 wickets within the first-class format.
“In the search for Surya, the Test batter, I hope you don’t lose out on Surya, the T20 batter. If you don’t have options, then please go ahead and play him. If you do have options, then there is no harm in making players tournament specific, rather than format specific,” Chopra informed TimesofIndia.com.
“He has played a lot of first-class cricket and has scored a lot of runs there. But I am of the opinion that when a guy is better suited for a certain format or formats, then why should we experiment? The time has come when we should not be obsessed with making all players all format players. The perception shouldn’t be like – ‘oh he is good in this format, he should play all formats’. That’s the call Surya, the team management, and the selectors will have to take,” Chopra signed off.