Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

Indian former cricketer VVS Laxman express his excitement to see Suryakumar Yadav to play his maiden T20I. BCCI announces the squad for the T20I series against England with a lot of surprises where Youngsters Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, and Suryaumar Yadav were included.

VVS Laxman praises Suryakumar Yadav

During a discussion on the Star Sports show Cricket Connected, Laxman was asked about Suryakumar Yadav’s inclusion in the Indian team and how big an opportunity it is for him.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor pointed out that the 30-year-old is an outstanding T20 batsman and is proficient against both pace and spin.

“He is so elegant, he is technically sound, great shots against the spin bowlers and the fast bowlers, I think he is an exceptional T20 batsman,” said Laxman.

“Coming into the Indian squad is a dream come true for anyone because they work hard, there is so much of competition and once maybe the toughest dream in their life has been realised, nothing more pleasing and satisfying than that. What he has done is the right way to break open the door.”

Yadav had a quiet Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but was in phenomenal form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, notching up scores of 50 against Delhi, 133 against Puducherry and 91 vs Himachal Pradesh recently. Laxman feels Yadav deserves selection given the hard work he’s put together while highlighting the big role he plays for MI.

“He has gone back to first-class cricket, scored tons of runs for Mumbai. When he is playing in the IPL, he is the main batsman along with some of the stalwarts in the Mumbai Indians team and wins matches, not only scores runs but handsomely wins matches for them,” added Laxman.

Also read: Suryakumar Yadav Opens on His Selection for Indian T20I Squad

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