'Suryakumar Yadav is a 360-Degree Player, We Learn From Him": Nehal Wadhera
Suryakumar Yadav scored 66 against PBKS [Source: Twitter]
Suryakumar Yadav has been Mumbai Indians' crisis man this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a rare blip. Yadav once again showcased his belligerent self last evening against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mohali during his match-winning knock of 66 off 31.
Yadav, along with Ishan Kishan (75) added 116 runs for the third wicket, which helped the Mumbai Indians chase down a mammoth 215-run target set by Punjab while batting first.
As quoted by India Today, youngster Nehal Wadhera, who made his debut this season for MI, speaking at the post-match conference, hailed Yadav as a 360-degree player, and explained his work ethic behind the scenes.
Wadhera, who has primarily played as an impact player this season, ended up talking about how the new rule gives freedom to batters.
Here's what Wadhera said
"No doubt, he (Suryakumar) is a 360-degree player. He practices his shot a lot of times in the net and that’s why those shots seem like they come naturally to him. He is one of the finest T20 batters in the world. He doesn’t shy away from giving us good tips on how to pull off those extravagant shots. We learn a lot from him.
The Impact Player rule also gives the batters a bit of freedom to play fearlessly as they know they have an extra batter in their wings. The rule has also led to more close finishes in the IPL which we love to watch,"
The 22-year-old also backed MI bowlers, who have been getting slammed for plenty in their last few outings.
In nine IPL matches this season, Yadav has scored 267 runs at an astounding strike rate of 184.13.
MI, who are placed sixth in the points table, will face off against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.