India middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav has been another in-form batter for India in the 20-20 World Cup 2022. While Virat Kohli has scored 246 runs, Yadav has scored 225 runs in five games averaging 75 including three fifties. Both players have been instrumental in the team campaign in the ongoing tournament. The 2007 winners have lost only one game and are now in the semifinals.
Meanwhile, ahead of the IND-ENG semifinal, former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has praised Yadav. The latter has said that Yadav is like a student who completes his homework. The 2009 20-20 World Cup winner further added that Yadav is an example of a good middle-order batter.
Suryakumar Yadav is like an obedient student: Shoaib Malik
The former Pakistan skipper made an interesting comment on Yadav. The former said that whatever is asked of him, he doesn’t that well. Malik also said that Yadav’s innovative shots look beautiful.
“Yeh woh wala student hain, jisne saara homework kiya ho, pata ho I’m fully prepared. Jab aapke master sahab puchthe hain jisne saare kaam kiye hain, toh sabse pehle awaz aati hain hajir janab. Yeh woh hain. Usne pura homework kiya hua hain. And middle-order mein khelna, I guess he is the prime example. Yeh dusre k liye bhi acha lesson hain. Jaha se fielder upar aata hain, woh waha pe target karta hain. Kyunki ussey bhi pata hain, ki aisa nahi ho sakta ki chaar ball pe chaar chakke nahi lagte. Toh uski utlisation of shot selection is beautiful. Aur humne uska interview bhi dekha tha, usne bahut zyada practice bhi ki hui hain. Isiliye practice makes a man perfect.
(He is that student who has done all his homework, is fully prepared. And when the teacher asks if all the assigned work has been done, he proudly says yes. If you want to bat in middle-order then he is the prime example. This is also a good lesson for others. When the fielder is called in, he starts targeting those gaps. He knows that he won’t be able to hit four consecutive sixes, thus he utilises his shot selection effectively. We have seen his interview as well, he has practiced a lot and this proves practice makes a man perfect)” the former Pakistan captain noted in an interaction on A Sports.