It was the very first time that Suryakumar Yadav was coming out to bat for India and he went on to play a memorable knock in the 4th T20I against England. Yadav went on to become the Player of the Match after a 31-ball 57 run knock that included 6 fours and 3 sixes.
He astonished everyone by hitting the very first delivery in international cricket that he was facing for a glorious six off Jofra Archer, a bowler who is considered to be one of the best in this format.
Former India batsman VVS Laxman said that he was astonished by the Suryakumar Yadav six off Jofra Archer and said that that batsman’s mindset is praiseworthy.
“Spectacular, he astonished both me and Jofra Archer. His mindset is praiseworthy. He even told Murali Kartik that he wanted to keep it simple. If you complicate things too much, you forget at times what your strengths are and what is your template of scoring runs,” Laxman told Star Sports Network.
Laxman went on to say that Yadav has the strokes required to be a match-winner for India.
“The timing we saw today, the way he placed the ball and the manner in which he was coming behind the line of the ball while playing the pacers and playing creative shots according to the field.
“When the spinners came, (he played) fantastic shots. My favourite was the maximum he hit over extra-cover against Adil Rashid.
“He can play the sweep as well, so he is an all-round player and because of that, his strike rate is always high, and he is a match-winner,” Laxman added.