Suryakumar Yadav is the latest sensation that is leaving everyone in awe at the international cricketing arena. Whenever Surya enters the cricket field, he is creating a storm leaving his opponents speechless. Even on the difficult pitches where other renowned batsmen are failing and struggling to score runs.
Surya is scoring at ease and at a breathtaking strike rate as though he is batting in a different world. Cricket lovers from across the world are showering praises on Suryakumar Yadav’s branding him as the 360-degree player and drawing comparisons with South African star AB de Villers.
Surya scored 239 runs in 6 innings with an average of 59.75 at the recently concluded T20 world cup 2022. This is making even commentators, analysts and former cricketing greats wonder about his stunning skillset to deal with all situations.
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They are trying to find out how Suryakumar Yadav is succeeding when renowned batsmen of international repute are struggling. Unlike other players, Kumar handles the situation and batting conditions, and the bounce on the pitch deftly.
He adapts to the conditions with his technique which is unique compared to others. Unlike other batsmen who try to get on the top of the bounce, while dealing with the bouncer on the fast pitches, Yadav gets underneath it and guides the ball to the fence.
Kumar doesn’t consider bouncers as demons but instead considers them as angles and angles them towards or over the boundaries by romancing with them.
To have the technique of Surya, one should be gifted with good hand-eye coordination, impeccable self-confidence, and the ability to read the pitch perfectly. He uses powerful wrists and muscles to the ball with such brute force that it inevitably sails over the boundary.
Though his game is similar to other batsmen, his approach is completely different when it comes to set-up at the crease, shape, unweighting of the bat, and correct position.
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Yadav uses the crease to the optimum to get the maximum results unlike other batsmen and moves back and forth to deadly effect. Even the way he shuffles from off stump and also from the leg stump is a treat to watch.
The inborn talent of Suryakumar Yadav allows him to play all the shots in the cricketing book and also improvise and invent new shots with audacious ease. That is why Surya Kumar became the No 1 T20 batsman within just one year of his international debut.