Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra picked Suryakumar Yadav to be India’s biggest takeaway from the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka that ended yesterday. The third ODI did not go as India would have liked to, but it did feature a lot of debutants and Rahul Dravid will be happy to see the fight that his boys had put in.
India was all out for 225 in their first inning in a 47 over the rain-hit match and it needed a stunning bowling effort from the young Indian lineup to win the game. Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksha steered the show and in the end, Sri Lanka won an ODI finally by three wickets while India won the series 2-1.
Aakash Chopra Heaps Praise On Suryakumar Yadav
Aakash Chopra opined that Suryakumar Yadav was the man of the series for India with his consistent run of knocks. He pointed out the consistent scores that Suryakumar had put up in the three games and noted his finishing skills in the first game as well. Indeed, Suryakumar Yadav was awarded the man of the series too.
“In my opinion, Suryakumar Yadav is India’s man of the series. He scored runs in the first game, he scored runs in the second game and he got a 40 in the third game as well. He remained unbeaten in the first game and finished the game off.” Aakash Chopra opined on ESPN Cricinfo
Aakash Chopra Impressed By Suryakumar Yadav’s Control
Aakash Chopra mentioned that the batting position of Suryakumar Yadav at number five is not an easy position to bat and reckoned that the difficulties at the number increase in ODI cricket. He was surprised by the control that Suryakumar Yadav showed in his debut ODI series and portrayed him as the biggest takeaway from the series.
“Batting at number five, it’s never easy and is a slightly tougher number to bat in ODI cricket. He actually came good on all three occasions. Lot of control for someone who has just started playing international cricket. So he is my biggest takeaway.” Aakash Chopra added.
The three-match T20 international series between India and Sri Lanka is set to take place from July 25 and ends on July 29.