Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav again proved his mettle with a fiery strike of 69 runs in 36 balls in the third and final T20I game against Australia on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Suryakumar, past Virat Kohli, stitched a partnership of 104 runs, to help Team India chase the goal of 187 with six wickets in hand. With this win, the Rohit Sharma-led side also took the T20 three-match series 2-1. Former Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria praised Suryakumar and stated that he will surpass everyone to become one of the greatest hitters of all time.
“I’ve been saying this for a while, Suryakumar Yadav is one of the best hitters. With his 360-degree repertoire, I’d say the sky is high. The way he hits is like announcing himself. He was excellent in the third T20I He has a different way of playing and he will definitely become a very big player The way he bats will make people forget about all the other batting greats Yes Kohli will score a lot of runs and Babar will be very successful but Yadav will leave everyone behind,” Kaneria said on his YouTube channel.
Kanera also praised Kohli for maintaining a stable partnership with Suryakumar at the pivotal moment when Team India had lost the wickets to openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
“Many people have said that Virat Kohli is Adam Zampa’s rabbit. But Kohli took him to the cleaners this time. He was exceptional. While Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were discharged early, Kohli and Yadav balanced the ship and made the best of it.” Kaneria said.
Coming to the match, Suryakumar and Kohli played punches of 69 and 63 respectively as Team India chased the goal of 187 to win the third T20I by six wickets to take the series 2-1.
Previously, Tim David and Cameron Green had scored 54 and 52 respectively to help Australia to 186/7 in 20 overs. For India, Axar Patel returned with three wickets.
Team India will then face South Africa in a three-game T20I series, which begins on Wednesday.
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