Despite his own impressive background in global tournaments and T20 local cricket, Shane Watson feels Suryakumar Yadav’s ability is approaching heights only a few others have.
It’s difficult not to play on his moniker and declare that the sky is the limit as he races beyond 1000 runs in T20 international cricket in 2022, joining Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan as the only player to achieve four figures in a calendar year. The No. 1 batter in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I rankings, the right-hander has a strike rate of 186.54 since January 1. Perhaps the adjective “revolutionary” is more accurate.
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Shane Watson, who was in amazement like everyone else, showered admiration on the guy trusted at No.4 in India’s batting order, trying to think of anyone who could replicate his regular success. It’s been a pleasure to watch SKY bat over the last two years in the IPL and see him perform as brilliantly as he has. However, his ability to switch it on in international cricket is remarkable to witness.” What he’s capable of doing in these strange conditions in Australia alone is something that few players have ever done in T20 cricket.
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Suryakumar Yadav highlighted in a recent edition of The ICC Review that he tries not to focus on the bowler’s reputation and instead plays each ball on its own merit. The 33-year-old may have minimized his abilities, with Watson once again wondering how Suryakumar Yadav configures himself to play in a 360-degree way. It’s a pretty uncommon gift, his ability to read a bowler, where he’s going to bowl and where the fielders are, and his control over where the ball lands.” We haven’t seen much of it before.
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Then there’s the issue of consistency. Suryakumar Yadav has three fifties in the competition, with 15 being his lowest score in a successful season thus far. It’s possible to be able to do it so regularly, to be able to do it in one or two games.” But to be able to do it on a continuous basis in major games? He has a unique gift, and it doesn’t appear that anything will alter “Watson went on.
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It appears like he intends to keep doing this for a long time. It only appears to be low-risk, despite the fact that what he does is high-risk.