Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: September 26th, 2023 at 12:46 pm

Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik praised middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav for his 72-run knock against Australia. Dinesh Karthik highlighted Suryakumar Yadav’s ability to play unorthodox shots, making it tough for bowlers in the death overs.

Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 72 runs off 37 balls with the help of six boundaries and as many sixes. The right-handed batter managed only four runs off his first nine balls. Later, SKY changed gears and entertained the crowd with his exuberant strokeplay.

Suryakumar Yadav Mastered Scoop Shot – Dinesh Karthik

Speaking to Cricbuzz after India’s 99-run victory in the second ODI in Indore, Dinesh Karthik emphasized Suryakumar Yadav‘s ability to play with the mindset of the bowlers.

“When we associate SKY and we speak about his batting the one that comes synonymously along with what SKY does is unorthodox shots.

“And the fact that he’s able to scoop consistently between the keeper and final leg is a very special shot; not many people till today have been able to master that shot,” Karthik told Cricbuzz.

“Because the position that you need to get into to play the shot is a very tough one, and he does it very naturally. He developed this shot naturally, and his bat swing goes from down to up, which is the perfect skill to have, and he puts it to good effect.”

“But what makes him really special is after that when the bowler tries outside the offstump, that’s when he shows his skill and he goes over covers, and he hits that shot so well. It becomes really hard for bowler to bowl to him at the end stages of a game.”

He Takes The Team Consistently Above Par Scores – Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik emphasized the importance of Suryakumar Yadav’s role for India in the World Cup, saying that he can take the team to reach above-par totals.

“He started pretty slowly, and the way he made up those boundaries afterward was pretty phenomenal, and that shows his skill.

“I think he’s going to be a key player for India when, in case they don’t get the runs that they want through the middle, he could be the answer for them at some point in the World Cup.”

“Because the tempo at which he bats, he takes the team consistently above par scores. Sometimes in India, you need to be doing that because a lot of the games can be hampered by dew, and if you’re batting first, you want to be slightly above par, and Sky’s the guy who can help you get there.”

Suryakumar Yadav was included in India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup at home. The 33-year-old smashed two fifties in two games during the ongoing series, boosting his confidence ahead of the marquee event.

Also read: Sanjay Bangar Feels Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan Will Be Dropped From XI For IND vs AUS 3rd ODI

Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.