ICC Prediction: Trailblazer Suryakumar will revolutionize T20 cricket globally, says Ponting

Legendary Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has taken T20 cricket to ‘another level’ around the world by having a new generation of players imitate his style of play with Indian midfielder Suryakumar Yadav. hailed as a pioneer who could give an impetus to raise the

Suryakumar, 32, was recently named his Player of the Year in ICC men’s T20I cricket after he became the second batsman in the world to score over 1000 runs in a calendar year in the game’s shortest format. .

Surya has reached 1,164 runs in 2022. He has achieved 9.5 tons and in 2021 he has topped the charts with 1,326 runs. was his second place behind.

“I don’t think I’ve seen a better player [than Suryakumar] in terms of innovation and skill,” Ponting told the ICC on Friday.

“Whatever it does, many other players will try to do it, adding another level of skill to T20 play around the world. “Someone said at the IPL this year [2022] that there will be players trying to do exactly the same as Surya. That’s great for the game,” added the tall Australian.

Surya’s over 1,100 runs in the past year have come in his T20I of 31, and his batting average of 187.43 and a staggering 46.56 average put him at the top of the ICC men’s T20I batting rankings.

Ponting also compared his batting style to South African white ball specialist AB De Villiers and Australian former wicket keeper He Adam his Gilchrist, in the shortest version named the Indian cricketer the greatest innovator. I was.

“He’s probably doing better now than anyone ever. We’re talking about a player who can score goals from 360 degrees. How many shots he returns behind the wicketkeeper and across his skinny legs?” The IPL points out that the deep back square made it easier to flick the ball. The former skipper added that the batsman had taken strokeplay to another level, playing very bold shots such as B. Flicking the short ball over the wicket-keeper’s head six times.

“Five or six years ago he started doing a lot [innovatively] in his IPL. said Ponting.

“Surya can now hit short balls on the way and flick short balls over the keeper’s head and those have become his six instead of just his four. The regime led to his success.

The cricketer scored 239 runs in his T20 World Cup in Australia, his third behind Virat Kohli (296 runs) and Dutchman Max O’Dowd (242 runs). I recorded a lot of runs. He then went on to perform well in the T20I series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, scoring 908, the second highest score in T20 history.

“Honestly, I didn’t expect him to reach this level,” Ponting said.

“He worked as hard as he did – you can probably tell by his body type. He’s close to Indians with players like Kohli and Shreyas Ayer and very healthy young players. He’s probably in better shape than ever.”

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