'All of us want to bat like him'- Ishan Kishan hails Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav celebrating his century [Source: Twitter]
Fondly called India's Mr 360 degree, Suryakumar Yadav has enjoyed stellar success in T20Is since making his debut against England last year. The swashbuckling right-hander finished this year as the leading run-getter in T20Is, slamming 1164 runs at an average of 46.56 and an incredible strike rate of 187.44.
Suryakumar, India's second-most successful batter in the recently concluded T20 World Cup, hammered a breathtaking 51-ball 111 in the second T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. His knock received applause from all corners of the world, including his teammates, who addressed him as a generational talent.
Meanwhile, promising Indian keeper-batter Ishan Kishan has expressed his admiration for the emerging T20I great. Ishan, who plays alongside Suryakumar for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, revealed that the Indian players enjoy watching Surya bat at the other end and wish to bat like him.
Ishan also heaped praise on the 32-year-old for maintaining a healthy routine, thereby inspiring budding cricketers like him.
Here's what Ishan said
"I badly wanted to be at the non-striker’s end (when SKY bats), he makes batting look so easy. All of us want to bat like him. He is so calm every time, I think everything is going according to plan for him,
"Off the field, in the last few years I played with him, he is very professional with his hydration and sleeping pattern and diet. We, youngsters, can learn a lot from him and how he is batting and his energy and work ethic are always hundred percent."