Gautam Gambhir showered praises on Suryakumar Yadav for his performance in the Sunday match with South Africa. India lost the match by 5 wickets but Suryakumar’s performance was praiseworthy. Also, Gautam Gambhir has some advice for Virat Kohli.
• Suryakumar Yadav made the highest 68 runs for India in the T20 World Cup 2022 match against South Africa
• Gautam Gambhir wants Suryakumar Yadav to bat in the third position
How Suryakumar Yadav Performed?
After India lost the top batting order including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul early, Suryakumar Yadav took the stand against the South African bowlers who had rattled the Indian batsmen. Suryakumar Yadav scored 68 runs off 40 balls while playing in the middle order. He added 52 runs with Dinesh Karthik for the 6th wicket. It was his score that helped India reach a respectable 133 runs in 20 overs.
How Gautam Gambhir Praised Suryakumar Yadav?
The cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir said that he had never seen a better T20I innings than the one produced by Surya in Perth against South Africa. That was probably the best T20 innings by an Indian. The wickets had fallen, and on that pitch to do that was something, said Gambir.
Gautam Gambhir remembered his time with Suryakumar Yadav at Kolkata Night Riders in the Indian Premier League while saying that Surya should bat at No. 3 for India in T20Is.
What Reasons Did Gautam Gambhir Give For Surya Playing At No. 3?
Gautam Gambhir underlined Surya’s performance in England and West Indies when others in the team were struggling on the pitch. Also, Suryakumar Yada is already 30 and has little time left for playing international cricket. The team should make the most of his form by sending him to No. 3.