India lost to South Africa in their third match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. However, this 5-wicket loss will not do a big damage to team India and with a couple of wins in next games, India can easily make it into the semifinals.
Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain won the toss and decided to bat first. In the heap of falling wickets, the star Indian middle order batter Suryakumar Yadav showed his brilliance and scored 68 runs in just 48 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. Even if India lost the battle against South Africa by 5 wickets, the kind of maturity Suryakumar Yadav reflected won the heart of many fans and experts and former Pakistan’s legend Shoaib Malik is one of them. While sitting among the Panel of A Sports ahead of India vs South Africa’s clash Malik gave some words of praise for the stylish Indian batter and the kind of shots he picks. Malik said,”Woh jo shots maarta hai, Suryakumar Yadav, peeche ki taraf jo khelta hai. But unka technique hi itni achi hai ki bounce na bhi mile toh bhi peeche ki taraf khel sakti hai (That shot he plays, the one he hits behind…his technique is so good that even if he doesn’t get that elevation, he can execute it).”
Former Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram was also the part of this discussion and complemented Suryakumar Yadav saying, “SKY is something different, isn’t he? Aisi shots youngsters seekh sakte hai (These are the kind of shots youngsters should learn).”
Talking further Malik said that Surya has the ability to play with the bowler’s mind and he is most aware of the conditions and situations.
Malik added, “Woh bowler ke dimag ke saath bhi khel sakta hai. Conditions yaha pe different hai aur idhr iss tarike ki shots khelne kiliye dil chaiye (He can play with bowler’s mind as well. Conditions at Perth will be different for the South Africa game but to play these shots you need to be bold).”