Mumbai Indians lifted the trophy for the fifth time in 13 years. One player who has been the talk of the town is none other than Suryakumar Yadav. He has impressed all the cricketing fraternity with his exceptional performance throughout the season. He has accumulated 480 runs in 16 games he played for MI with an average of 40.00 and a strike rate of 145.01.
Since the squad for Australia Tour has been announced, all the cricketing fraternity and fans are criticising the selectors for not selecting him in any of three squads despite witnessing his sensational performance in the cash-rich league. Meanwhile, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to ask about his omission from the team. He also heaped praises on the veteran batsman and addressed him as Indian AB de Villiers.
“There is no doubt that Suryakumar Yadav has transformed himself from being the game-changer to a primary match-winner for the Mumbai Indians. He had taken up a lot of responsibility for their batting. And it is not that he plays at the strike rate of 100. If you see his strike rate, he starts hitting from the first ball itself,” said Harbhajan Singh while speaking to Star Sports.
Suryakumar Yadav is an Unbelievable Player: Harbhajan Singh.
Suryakumar Yadav is in-form since the last three seasons. He accumulated 512 and 424 runs in the 2018 and 2019 season respectively to etch his mark. In the lastest edition of the Indian Premier League, he scored 480 runs in 16 games he played so far. Harbhajan Singh pointed out the different kind of shots he plays and also felt Surya should’ve gone to Australia.
“It is difficult to stop him, as he has all types of shots. He hits overs covers, plays the sweep also well, plays spin very well, plays fast bowling amazingly well. He is the Indian AB de Villiers. I feel he should have been selected for the Indian team. It didn’t happen, but he is not far away. He is an unbelievable player,” he added.
Team India reached Sydney where they are scheduled to play three ODIs, as many T20Is and four Test matches.