Suryakumar Yadav Glenn Maxwell Team India: 2022 has been a year in which Suryakumar Yadav has broken many records. A stunning innings with 360-degree stroke-play produced by the right-handed batsman to become the leading run-getter in T20s this year. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was recently injured in a strange accident, praised Suryakumar. Maxwell said that he is batting on a different planet. Maxwell praised Suryakumar, citing his innings of 111 not out from 51 balls, which helped India win by 65 runs in the second T20 against New Zealand. This innings was referred to by Virat Kohli as a ‘video-game innings’.
Maxwell said, “I saw the scorecard in the first innings (Mt Maunganui T20). I took a screenshot of it and sent it straight to Aaron Finch and I said, ‘What’s going on here?’ This guy is batting on a different planet. I said look at everyone’s scores and look at this guy.”
Maxwell said on the Grade Cricketer podcast, “So, the next day, I saw the full replay on Kayo (a video streaming app) and the point is, he’s so much better than everybody else. It’s almost hard to watch. He has Different talent.”
On a slow pitch where almost all batsmen were finding it difficult to play, top-order T20 batsman Suryakumar smashed 11 fours and seven sixes all over the park at a strike rate of 217.65 to bring up his second T20 century. After scoring 57 runs in 35 balls at the end of the 16th over, Suryakumar scored 54 runs in his last 16 balls to take India to a challenging score of 191/6. In the end, India bundled out New Zealand for 126 runs in 18.5 overs. He said, “Suryakumar Yadav was playing shots in a peculiar way, where he is hitting the middle of the bat, as if stepping forward, deciding to sweep someone who is going at 145 (kmph) from the wicket on the other side. ) was bowling at a pace of .
Maxwell said, “He’s playing some of the most ridiculous shots I’ve ever seen. It’s actually a bit difficult to watch because it’s not easy for everyone to play shots like that.”
Suryakumar is currently the highest run scorer in T20 this year. He scored 1164 runs in 31 matches at an average of 46.56 and a strike rate of 187.43. He also featured in the T20 World Cup in Australia, scoring 239 runs in six innings at a strike rate of 189.68, often changing the pace of the innings. According to Maxwell, a lot of his runs are coming through different shots that allow him to hit boundaries anywhere in the stadium. “He reads the ground so well and hits shots all around the ground.”
India will play the first match of the ODI series against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday, in which Suryakumar will be seen in action.