Top cricbuzz prediction: “Gavaskar, I’ve seen Tendulkar up close, but I’ve never seen someone so special.”: Suryakumar’s ex-coach before Wangkede debut

Suryakumar Yadav will play his first international match at Wankhede Stadium, the home of domestic cricket.

Mumbai has a rich tradition of producing some of the best batsmen in Indian cricket history. Among them were Sunil Gavaskar, the first player to surpass his 10,000 runs in Test cricket, and Sachin his Tendulkar, who holds his scoring record for an abundance of runs unmatched by batsmen. increase.

Mumbai is also known for its famous ‘Kadhu’ attitude, and praise doesn’t come easily. So it’s special that Suryakumar Yadav, who rewrote a few lines in his T20I cricket record book for 2022, is just as breathtaking as Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Vijay Manjrekar. Vilas Godball, who coached Mumbai U22s 10 years ago, said he whispered into the teenage Suryakumar’s ear that one day he would play for India.

“He was very talented back then, and it can be argued now that he should have played for India sooner, but the way he came back was amazing. I’ve seen them doing sweeps, I’ve seen (Sunil) Gavaskar and (Sachin) Tendulkar up close, but I’ve never seen anyone so special,” Godball told the Indian Express. reportedly told the

Godbole said the confidence with which Suryakumar punches reminds him of his legendary Manjrekar. The 32-year-old, who captained Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and last played against Saurashtra, finally played international cricket at Mumbai’s home ground, Wankhede Stadium, when India played Sri Lanka in their first T20I. will play a match. of Tuesday’s three-match series.

“He (Manilekar) had that arrogance and batting confidence. The best players set the tone of the game. Bowlers know where to play. Gavaskar had it, Tendulkar had it, and now you can see it in Surya. I know where bowlers go bowling. Surya is more dangerous because he can score from behind the turnstile,” he said.

Suryakumar became his second batsman to hit over 1000 runs in a year in the 2022 format. He finished the year as the top run-getter, scoring 1,164 runs and batting just 187.43. His 68 sixes in a calendar year in T20s is the best record for a player in the format in one year. Surya’s incredible run in the shortest format also earned him the position of vice-captain of the Sri Lanka T20Is despite the absence of KL Rahul. Hardik was given the role of leading the team, with regular captain Rohit Sharma still suffering from a thumb injury.

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