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“I mean, the bloke is a freak,” Naseer Hussain’s Paradoxical statement on SKY

The former England captain Nasser Hussain has made an interesting statement representing Suryakumar Yadav’s ODI and T20I forms.

Naseer Hussain’s Paradoxical statement on SKY

The Indian star Surykumar Yadav has been a mystery in international cricket. While he displays a brilliant career in T20Is, his ODI stats plunge into the air.

Suryakumar Yadav who smashed half-centuries in the ODI series against Australia on the home tour before World Cup 2023, was helpless during the ICC campaign.

He scored 18 runs during the World Cup match against Pakistan when India needed his assistance to help the side on the board which shut the doors in his ODI career for now.

But he showed a brilliant performance during the T20I series against Australia and South Africa. He also held the top position in the T20 batter rankings.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image: BCCI)

The former England captain Naseer Hussain has mentioned that SKY will be the player to watch out for at the T20 World Cup 2024. But he also made a comparison on his ODI and T20I formats and expressed surprise at his ODI returns.

India has only three T20I matches before the T20 World Cup 2024. They will be playing a three-match T20I series in Afghanistan’s India tour between January 11 and 17. Suryakumar was sidelined for the upcoming T20I series owing to injury.

“The person for the world to watch out for at the moment in T20 is Suryakumar Yadav,” Hussain told ICC.

“I mean, the bloke is a freak. The cliche of Mr. 360, but some of the shots he plays… and he is a bit of a freak because, in fifty-overs cricket, he doesn’t quite know when to go, when not to go, what to do.”

“But in T20 cricket, he absolutely knows what to do almost every single time, and it’s a fun game, T20 cricket and watching SKY, that is absolutely fun.”

With only six months available before the T20 World Cup, Hussain predicted the two teams would contest for the trophy in the final. He did not pick Australia or India for the finalists.

He predicted that reigning T20 World Champions and one of the semi-finalists of the recently concluded World Cup.

“I haven’t thought too much about this actually… but I’m going to go with South Africa. England are (reigning) champions, but not playing particularly well at the moment.”

“It’s in the Caribbean and the West Indies are going OK, then you have Pakistan, so can I choose all of these sides?”

“I’m going to go for South Africa versus England in the final. I’m following (fellow commentator) Simon Doull a little bit here. Before the (50-over) World Cup, he tipped them to win it and it was a little bit left field.”

“I mean, it’s still South Africa, one of the great cricketing nations, sporting nations, but I thought that was a good shout from Doully. And they played some brilliant cricket in that World Cup.”

India and Afghanistan will be playing their first T20I match on January 11 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

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