Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav stood out this Indian Premier League season and turned out to be one of the key players of the campaign.
Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to question Suryakumar’s performance from the T20 squad. Recently, Harbhajan spoke to Star Sports about the Mumbai batsman, describing him as India’s 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 of their batting,” he said. “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.”
It is not the first season where Suryakumar has impressed other players. Suryakumar has scored 512 and 424 runs in 2018 and 2019 editions of the IPL.
Suryakumar has been appreciated for his performance by the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Ian Bishop and Tom Moody, even making it to their IPL XI.
“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,” he Harbhajan added.
“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. The sort of batting Suryakumar Yadav has done, he has attracted everyone towards him," said Harbhajan.