IND vs AUS: “He Timed His Jump To Perfection On Both Occasions And Showed How Agile He Is” – Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma On Suryakumar Yadav’s Two Incredible Catches

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Middle order batter Suryakumar Yadav impressed with his fielding during the third T20I between India and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 1. Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma praised Suryakumar Yadav’s fielding and said that he timed his jump to perfection to pull off two incredible catches.

Suryakumar Yadav has been brilliant on the field and took three catches, including two similar excellent grabs at the first slip in the power play. The Men in Blue beat the Black Caps by 168 runs in the last match to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1. Indian bowlers bowled out the Kiwi batters for 66 runs to record their highest-ever victory by a margin of runs in T20Is.

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Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (image Credits: Twitter)

You Don’t See Surya Fielding In The Slips Often – Rajkumar Sharma

Speaking to India News, Rajkumar Sharma spoke about Suryakumar Yadav’s fielding. Rajkumar praised SKY and said that he is focused on the field too.

Rajkumar Sharma. Photo- ANI
Rajkumar Sharma. Photo- ANI

“You don’t see Surya fielding in the slips often. But because [Shubman] Gill wasn’t on the field, he was stationed there and pulled off two incredible catches. He timed his jump to perfection on both occasions and showed how agile he is. Even his third catch in the deep was great as he knew exactly where the boundary line was. This shows how focused he is on the field too,” Rajkumar Sharma said.

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Hitting The Right Areas And Getting The Ball To Move Both Ways – Rajkumar Sharma

Rajkumar expressed his happiness with Hardik Pandya’s bowling with the new ball and said that he is bowling the right line and lengths to move the ball both ways.

Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)
Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)

“Really happy with the way Hardik Pandya is bowling with the new ball. He always had the pace, but now he is also hitting the right areas and getting the ball to move both ways. It’s great that he has improved his fitness and now he leads the attack which is a bit inexperienced in a way,” he added.

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