The rise of Suryakumar Yadav is real. It is something that is evident. Four years down memory lane, Suryakumar Yadav was just another domestic player looking for opportunities in the IPL, and today he happens to be the best batter on the Indian team. His innings in Perth against the South African bowling line-up were great. He was toying with the bowlers. Surya made sure his 360-degree game was on display in the match. Here is an in-depth look at Surya’s life:
Suryakumar Yadav is a top-rated batter by the ICC:
According to the current ICC rankings, Suryakumar Yadav is ranked number 3 in the world. He happens to be the highest-rated Indian batter, the next one being Virat Kohli at number 9. Surya is a complete T20 package. He has a wide range of shots. His game against pace has the required cover drives and on-drives too. He brings out his secret weapon, “The Sweep” when he has to negotiate with the spin bowlers. Here are a few numbers to put things in perspective:
Suryakumar Stats in 2022:
Suryakumar Yadav Game against Pace and Bounce:
The reason for his success hails from his game against the rubber ball in his childhood. The rubber ball game is played in the local streets of Mumbai. When the players play on a cemented pitch with the bowlers chucking the ball from 10 to 15 yards. The batter just gets acquainted with the pace and bounce. The ball is made of rubber and bounces up to shoulder-high at times. We have often seen Surya refer to “rubber-ball cricket” in his interviews.
Yadav also credits his success to his better half Devisha Shetty. Devisha had come into Yadav’s life from his college time. But she helped him find the right path as he says. She was the one who made him realize that playing the IPL is not just a thing, you also need to play for the nation. Yadav in an interview with Oaktree Sports spoke about how Devisha pushed him to get additional training sessions and additional guidance in various aspects of the game.
Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh all-praises for Surya:
Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh have always praised Surya. Gautam Gambhir in an interview with Star TV Network went on to say, “I have achieved decent success as a captain but my biggest regret is not asking Suryakumar Yadav to bat up the order for KKR.” Harbhajan Singh on the other hand was the first one to refer to Surya as a 360-degree player or “The Indian AB De Villiers”. Back in the day, the netizens made fun of it, but it is Harbhajan who has had the last laugh as Surya is showing his prowess and potential.
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