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Tim Southee makes a bold statement about Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav, Six Sports

Suryakumar Yadav scored a breathtaking knock of 111 in just 51 balls. He blew away the New Zealand bowling lineup. He alone scored more than 58 percent of the team’s total. The No. 1 T20 batter made batting look so easy that it seemed as if a video game was being played. 

What Tim Southee said

When Tim Southee was asked if, Surya is the best T20 batsman from India to which he replied,

“There have been a number of great T20 players from India, so many great cricketers. Surya has been having a great 12 months and it is for him to continue to do what he has been doing (for over some time)”.

“India has produced so many amazing cricketers not only in the T20 format but also across the three formats. You have got so many players who have played for a long period of time and have achieved so much over a long period of time”,

said the New Zealand pacer.

“He (Suryakumar) is a player who can hit in a number of ways. He has been in great form in the last 12 months — IPL and international cricket. He came up with a very impressive knock today,”

the bowler added.

Southee finished with impressive figures of 3/34 in a game where other bowlers went for plenty. He also took a hattrick and became the second bowler after Lasith Malinga to take 2 hattricks in T20Is.

Only time will tell if Suryakumar can become the best T20 batsman for India. But whatever he has achieved in his short career, the stars look bright and only SKY is the limit. 

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