The better Suryakumar Yadav has done in T20 cricket, the worse he has done in ODI cricket. Although, he hasn’t got many chances, but in whatever opportunities he has got, his performance has been mediocre.
South African legend AB de Villiers lauded Suryakumar Yadav’s shots and said that the Indian star’s biggest challenge will be to maintain consistency across formats in international cricket. Last year, Suryakumar Yadav became the talk of the town after scoring three T20 hundreds with a strike rate of 200 or more while batting at number four. He topped the T20 rankings. He has scored 1675 runs in 46 innings of 48 T20 matches at an average of 46.53 and a strike rate of 175.76. He has scored 3 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
In Home of Heroes on Geo Cinema, AB de Villiers said about Suryakumar Yadav, “I think it is unbelievable. I feel he is hitting shots that I have never hit. It’s a pleasure to watch him when he walks. I think he still has a long way to go. I think there is a lot more to come. I think there will be even better players in the future, so it’s very exciting.”
What did AB de Villiers say about Suryakumar?
AB de Villiers further said about Suryakumar, “His biggest challenge is to maintain consistency in all formats and he needs to understand how to play in Test, ODI and T20 cricket. I think they should understand that everything is the same. I see a lot of similarities. He should be able to just change gears and that would be incredible to watch. He can score all around the ground.”
Suryakumar Yadav will have to prove himself in ODIs
Please tell that Suryakumar Yadav has performed as poorly in ODI cricket as he has performed in T20 cricket. Although, he hasn’t got many chances, but in whatever opportunities he has got, his performance has been mediocre. He has scored 433 runs in 21 innings of 23 ODIs at an average of 24.06. During this, he has scored 2 half-centuries. 64 is his highest score. In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar has been selected in the ODI team for the Caribbean tour. He would like to leave an impact in the 3-match series.