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Arjun Bhalla ∙ Nov 22 2022, 7:06 AM

NZ vs IND: Adam Milne compares Suryakumar Yadav's batting to AB de Villiers'


image-laru5ysoSuryakumar is having his purple phase

Cricket's brand-new Mr. 360 or India's latest innovator with the bat, Suryakumar Yadav has countless metonyms and he deserves all of that. The India batter is arguably going through the best T20 peak of the time, and many former and present players are in awe of him.

After a spellbinding T20 World Cup, Suryakumar started the New Zealand series with a bang after notching his second T20I ton of the year. After that, he is receiving praise from all corners of the world. 

Kiwi paceman Adam Milne, who saw SKY rise from close quarters in the IPL, could not hold to his emotions and went on to compare the Indian maestro to the likes of AB de Villiers

Prior to the start of the 3rd T20I, the Kiwi seamer commented: "He (Suryakumar) is a difficult batter to bowl to, like AB de Villiers. I was in Mumbai with him. He was great then and has gone on to a new level and some of the shots he played the other day were ridiculous."

Milne, in Trent Boult's absence, is the Black Caps' triumph bowler. He failed to deliver with the new ball in the last match but he gave some salient insights to bowl against the mighty Indian team, especially Suryakumar. 

"You have to look at the dimensions of the ground and the wickets that dictate the way you bowl," the 30-year-old seamer further stated. They must be considered when bowling."

At the time of writing, the coin toss has been flipped for the 3rd T20I, with the home team winning and electing to bat first. Although, a slight rain drizzle is playing spoilsport at McLean Park, Napier.


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