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He is the AB de Villiers of India: Harbhajan Singh praises THIS IPL star

Friday, November 13, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Mumbai Indians lifted their 5th IPL trophy in the 13th season of the league held at UAE. Despite excellent all-round performance from the team throughout the course of the tournament, Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav was undoubtedly one of the key players in the squad, responsible for a number of match-winning knocks.

The batsman has scored 480 runs in 16 games he played for Mumbai Indians this season with an average of 40.00 at a strike rate of 145.01. He has also amassed a total of 1416 runs for Mumbai Indians in the last three seasons. Suryakumar Yadav's performance has been widely appreciated by cricket fans and critics across the country while several of them questioned the selectors committee's decision to not pick him in the Indian team for the upcoming Australia tour. Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh was one among them. Calling Yadav the "AB de Villiers of India," the former MI bowler reportedly said, "There is no doubt that Suryakumar Yadav has transformed himself from being the game-changer to a primary match-winner for the Mumbai Indians. He had taken up a lot of responsibility of their batting. And it is not that he plays at the strike rate of 100. If you see his strike rate, he starts hitting from the first ball itself."

"It is difficult to stop him, as he has all types of shots. He hits overs covers, plays the sweep also well, plays spin very well, plays fast bowling amazingly well. He is the Indian AB de Villiers. I feel he should have been selected for the Indian team. It didn't happen, but he is not far away. He is an unbelievable player," Harbhajan Singh added.

 

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