It is a really rare talent where his ability to read a bowler and his control over where the ball goes – Shane Watson on SRY
Shane Watson was all praise for Suryakumar Yadav after the latter scored yet another unbeaten fifty in the ongoing T20 World Cup while he further added that the way SRY reads bowlers and is aware of the field placements makes him a “rare talent”.
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was all praise for Suryakumar Yadav after the latter scored yet another unbeaten fifty in the ongoing T20 World Cup while he added that the way SRY reads bowlers and is aware of the field placements makes him a “rare talent”.
However, Suryakumar Yadav has been one of India’s star performers in the 2022 T20 World Cup. His performances in recent games saw him become the No. 1 batter in ICC Men’s T20I rankings. In five matches so far, he has scored 225 runs at an average of 75.00 with three half-centuries.
“It is a really rare talent where his ability to read a bowler, where he is going to bowl and where the fielders are, and his control over where the ball goes, it is a very rare talent. We have not seen it much before,”Watson was quoted as saying by ICC.
“To be able to do it so consistently, to be able to do it in one or two games, that can happen. But to be able to do it so consistently in the big games? He is a special talent and it does not look like anything is going to change. It looks like he is going to be out to continue to do this for a long time. It just looks low-risk, even though what he does is high-risk,”Watson added.
Watson feels that very few have reached the level of skills Suryakumar has despite a great resume in T20 cricket, especially in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians.
He has said that it is good to watch Suryakumar bat and the way he has been able to perform in foreign conditions in Australia is something very few have done in the shortest format in T20 cricket.
“It is a treat to be able to watch SKY bat over the last two years watching him in the IPL and performing as well as he has. But then to be able to turn it on as he has in international cricket as well is something to behold. What he can do in these foreign conditions in Australia alone is something that not many people have ever been able to do in T20 cricket,”said Watson.
India will face England in the second semifinal of the tournament at Adelaide Oval on November 10.
India Squad for T20 World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami. Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur.