‘I’ve seen extraordinary players like Viv Richards, Sachin, Kohli… be that as it may, he’s once in a century player’: Kapil Dev on India star

A definitive commendation for a hitter comes when one of the best players ever holds one’s name alongside players like Vivian Richards or Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli.


A definitive recognition for a hitter comes when one of the best players ever holds one’s name alongside hitters like Vivian Richards or Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli. These are players who haven’t recently prearranged plenty of records to track down their name at the highest rated spot, yet have additionally reclassified the game. Thus has Suryakumar Yadav, feels India legend Kapil Dev, who hailed the India player as a ‘once in a century’ cricketer.

Kapil’s remark cam soon after Suryakumar’s booming knock of 112 runs off 51 balls against Sri Lanka in the third and last T20I match of the series at the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Arena, Rajkot. The India No.4 assisted the group with storing up a goliath 228 for the deficiency of five wickets before the bowlers collapsed the guests for only 137 runs.

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Addressing ABP News, the 1983 World Cup-winning chief was at finished loss of words over Suryakumar’s thump and rather contrasted his batting ability with legends like Sachin, Richards, Kohli, Ricky Ponting.

“Now and again I’m at loss of words on the best way to depict his thump. At the point when we see Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, we feel some time or another there will be a player who will constrain us to think he is likewise important for that rundown. There is for sure a ton of ability in India. Furthermore, the sort of cricket he plays, that lap shot the one over fine leg, then, at that point, that leaves the bowler scared in light of the fact that he can stand and hit a six over mid-on and mid-wicket,” Kapil added.

“That makes it challenging for the bowlers since he can pick the line and length reliably. I have seen extraordinary players like De Villiers, Vivian Richards, Sachin, Virat, Ricky Ponting, yet not very many can raise a ruckus around town as neatly as him. Caps off to Suryakumar Yadav. These sort of players come just a single time in hundred years.”

On the off chance that after Rohit and Kohli, there is one present-day India hitter who enamors the creative mind of cricket fans in the nation, it’s Surya. Since his India debut in 2021, SKY has transformed into a radiant batting sensation. Tendulkar had 1998, while Kohli had 2016. For Suryakumar, it was 2022 when the India player went out of control heaping more than 1100 runs on the way to turning into the world’s No. 1-positioned T20I player and has clutched the position from that point onward.

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