Indian selectors have been targeted by former Pakistani cricketer, Danish kaneria after Suryakumar Yadav engineered Team India’s stunning win over New Zealand.
In the second T20I on Sunday, Team India easily defeated New Zealand by a score of 65 runs courtesy of play from Suryakumar Yadav.
At the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, Suryakumar, who had been moved up to batting number 3, hit a game-changing century to allow Team India, who were playing without Rohit Sharma, to take a 1-0 lead in the series. As a result of his outstanding batting performance against the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-finalist, the in-form batsman was voted Player of the Match.
Suryakumar has hinted that he is closing in on his much-anticipated test debut after leading Team India to an emphatic victory over the Kane Williamson-led team.
Only 13 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 41 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) have played the 32-year-old batsman for India. Danish Kaneria, a former cricketer for Pakistan, lashed out at the selectors for giving Suryakumar a last-minute chance, saying they wasted the most formative years of cricket’s best batsman.
“The five years Suryakumar Yadav spent as a selection have been lost. However, he made up for lost time by consistently demonstrating his skills at the highest level. Every single expert we consult today talks about Suryakumar.”
India crushed New Zealand in the middle game of the three match series, with top batsman Suryakumar scoring 111 runs off 52 balls and remaining unblemished. The actual batsman is expected to finish the NZ series with the most runs scored.
Tuesday’s third and final T20I of the two-sided series will feature the feisty batsman who leads the batting assault for the team without Virat Kohli.
“Suryakumar Yadav is still acting in beast mode. Prior to the T20 World Cup, he started, continued through the World Cup and is currently continuing in New Zealand.
“It was amazing. Uses all available space on the field due to the way he hits. In the history of cricket, no player has ever hit shots like this. In the face of the onslaught of him, the bowlers often appear utterly helpless,” Kaneria continued.
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