“Give Ball To Someone Else” - Jason Behrendorff On How To Stop Suryakumar Yadav

Updated - 26 Nov 2023, 12:39 AM

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Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff gave a witty reply when he asked about how to stop Suryakumar Yadav in T20Is. He said that giving the ball to someone else can save the bowler. He also talked about challenges ahead of the second game against India.

Suryakumar Yadav played a stupendous knock in the first T20I of the series against Australia. The skipper led from the front and took his team home. He hit balls all over the park and made mockery of Australian bowlers, smashing them all over the park.

Suryakumar Yadav ended with a knock of 80 runs off just 42 balls. He batted with a strike rate of over 190 and also smashed 9 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. His rollicking innings helped India chase the massive target of 209 runs, which is also their highest successful T20I chase.

He will be a great threat to Australia in the second T20I as well. Ahead of the game, pacer Jason Behrendorff was asked about Suryakumar Yadav and he stated that one needs to “Give the ball to someone else may be” to stop him in the shortest format of the game.

Jason Behrendorff also talked about the youngsters of the Indian team, saying that they all are pretty good. Speaking to reporters, he elaborated:

“They are all pretty good players and may be try to keep them guessing, just to stay one step ahead which is hard to do at times. Maybe, do what we can in terms of change in pace, line and length.”

I have been pretty fortunate that the ball swung pretty much whenever I have played in India – Jason Behrendorff

Jason Behrendorff also talked about his bowling, saying that he has been fortunate that he always found swing in India. He also added that he changes his variations, depending on the conditions.

“I have been pretty fortunate that the ball swung pretty much whenever I have played in India. So, sticking to my strength and trying to swing the ball upfront and take wickets in Powerplay, that’s what I have been able to do over a period of time.

“The main thing was to see if there’s any swing upfront and that’s my main strength and trying to stick to that. Line-wise, I was generally trying to be straighter than anything because you know in India it can travel to the fence quickly. In terms of variations, I try it depending upon the surface and at some places it grips more than others.”

The second T20I between India and Australia will be played on Sunday (26th November) at Thiruvananthapuram.


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