IND vs SA: Suryakumar Yadav Can Eclipse Virat Kohli and Babar Azam: Danish Kaneria

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria heaped plaudits on India’s Suryakumar Yadav following his match-winning half-century in the series decider against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, the Pakistan veteran opined SKY has the potential to establish himself as one of the greatest batters in limited-overs cricket. He also went on to predict that the dynamic right-hander could surpass the likes of Virat Kohli and Babar Azam in the coming years.

Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty(1)

Danish Kaneria praises Suryakumar Yadav for his 360-degree hitting abilities

Kaneria explained, “I have been saying this for a while now, Suryakumar Yadav is one of the best. With his 360-degree repertoire, I’d say that the sky is high. The way he bats, it’s like he is announcing himself. He was outstanding in the third T20I.”

Danish Kaneria
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“He has a different way of playing and he is surely going to be a very big player. The way he bats, he will make people forget 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.”

Danish Kaneria highlights Virat Kohli’s credentials as a talismanic batsman

India’s run chase against Australia started shakily during the decider as they lost openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma early on. However, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav steadied the ship for the hosts, stitching together a remarkable 104-run partnership and propelling India to a win eventually.

Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI

Kaneria, in his video, mentioned that Kohli did a great job by having discussions with Yadav in the middle while batting. He added, “A lot of people have been saying that Virat Kohli is Adam Zampa’s bunny. But Kohli took him to the cleaners this time. He was exceptional. While Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were dismissed early, Kohli and Yadav steadied the ship, making the most of the opportunity.”

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