Suryakumar Yadav
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Veteran India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik lavished praise on the World No.1 T20I batter, Suryakumar Yadav, after his exceptional century in the second T20I against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, November 20, that helped the Men In Blue win the game by 65 runs.

The middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav annihilated the New Zealand bowling unit in the second T20I and smashed an unbeaten 111 runs off 51 balls. His remarkable innings consisted of 11 fours and 7 sixes.

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In a post-match discussion on Cricbuzz, the 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batter said that Suryakumar makes batting look much easier than what it actually is. He asserted:

“He is making it look much easier than what he is actually doing. What he is doing is really special. To have the ability to hit on both sides of the wicket and use the pace consistently is not an easy task. It comes very naturally to him.

“Still, having the mental aptitude to go through those initial balls and then get going and absolutely have a blast at the end… You can see why he is so special.”

He is batting at the peak of his prowess and it’s a joy to watch him bat – Dinesh Karthik on Suryakumar Yadav

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The World No.1 T20I batter Suryakumar batted with a spectacular strike rate of 217.65 in the second T20I against the Black Caps. When Karthik was asked about Suryakumar Yadav’s ability to dominate bowling, he said:

“(His strike rate) pretty much sums up where Surya is on the ladder, so to say. I think among his peers in world cricket right now, he is right at the top. He is batting at the peak of his prowess and it’s a joy to watch him bat – just toying around with bowlers, toying around with the (opposition) captain.”

Suryakumar Yadav
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