Suryakumar has scored 225 runs in five matches in the current World Cup, scoring three half-centuries. During this his strike rate was 193.97. He has surprised pundits and fans alike with his ability to hit every corner of the field.
New Delhi. Suryakumar Yadav, one of the best batsmen in the T20 World Cup being played in Australia, called his comparison with AB de Villiers as a ‘360 degree’ batsman immature, but the South African legend justified it. De Villiers is popularly known as Mr. 360 degrees because of his ability to hit all sides of the field in cricket. Suryakumar has scored 225 runs in five matches in the current World Cup, scoring three half-centuries. During this his strike rate was 193.97. He has surprised pundits and fans alike with his ability to hit every corner of the field. This 32-year-old player scored runs to his heart’s content even in difficult batting conditions. Suryakumar played a similar innings against South Africa in Perth. Rejecting his comparison with de Villiers, Suryakumar had said that only one player deserves the title of ‘Mr 360 Degrees’, but the former South African captain doesn’t think so.
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He said, “I am very happy for Suryakumar. I think he has come a long way. I didn’t expect him to do so well.” De Villiers said: “He is dominating the bowlers after playing well in the beginning. It is interesting to watch and he has a great future.” When asked if the time has come when Suryakumar Yadav is compared to him, he said, “Yes, he plays like me. He just needs to focus on consistency in his performance. The 38-year-old former player said that the four best teams have reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup but that more matches should have been played to decide the last four. Teams from India, England, New Zealand and Pakistan have reached the semi-finals. There were many ups and downs in this tournament. After the qualifying stage, twelve teams formed the Super 12 stage, which was divided into two groups of six teams each. The teams played five matches in the league stage, and that number is not enough for de Villiers. “I think the four best team in the world is in the semi-finals of the World Cup. I also think more games should have been played to decide this. He said: “In my opinion it would be right. With this 99 per cent of the time you will see the best team reach the final.
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