Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt opined that Suryakumar Yadav has got the amazing opportunity to leave a huge impact in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Notably, the T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to begin on 17 October in UAE and the final will take place on November 14.
Suryakumar Yadav has been a hot topic of discussion after his continuous success with the bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and International cricket.
He announced his arrival in international cricket smashing a half-century in his debut innings against England and since then he has been in very good form. He was expected to be picked ahead of Shreyas Iyer in the T20 World Cup and it did happen as Iyer was kept as a standby player.
Talking about Suryakumar Yadav on his YouTube channel Salman Butt opined that tournaments like World Cup provide big opportunities for youngsters to prove themselves on the grandest stage. He feels that Suryakumar Yadav has got a very good opportunity to showcase his talent. Salman Butt said:
“The World Cup or any other big tournament is an opportunity for youngsters to prove themselves on the grand stage. If they are able to win games for their team in the World Cup, they definitely become heroes and people to be remembered. Their careers get launched on a very high note. It is a great opportunity for Suryakumar Yadav to announce himself on a grand stage. Not only Suryakumar Yadav but also people like him, who are part of other teams.”
Salman Butt talked about Pakistan’s middle order and said:
“Everyone is criticizing Pakistan’s middle-order at the moment. But if they can perform during the World Cup, their careers too would get a major boost.”
Suryakumar Yadav has got all the shots: Gautam Gambhir
While talking about the Mumbai Indians batter Gautam Gambhir stated that he has got all types of shots under his belt and is a perfect no.4 choice for India in T20 World Cup. Talking on Star Sports Gautam said:
“He can lap you, he can late cut you, he can hit you over extra cover; he’s got all the shots, especially at No.4, because sometimes No.4 is the most tricky position to bat in T20 cricket, probably the easiest is the top three, but No.4, because you might be in when you have lost two early wickets and you still want to continue the momentum.“
Further, Gambhir was asked why Suryakumar Yadav is a better option than Shreyas Iyer to which the former Indian cricketer replied:
“Sometimes you come into the middle, when you have got what… 130 for 2, and you have got to continue with the momentum. So, Surya’s got both kinds of change, which probably Shreyas Iyer doesn’t have.”
Suryakumar Yadav has been selected in the Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. It will be interesting to see as to what position he bats in the team.