Kapil Dev: ‘I have seen many great cricketers, but he is unique’, Kapil Dev’s big statement about this batsman

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From left- Vivian Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Suryakumar Yadav

From left- Vivian Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Suryakumar Yadav
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It is a matter of pride for any batsman to be compared with great batsmen like Vivian Richards or Sachin Tendulkar. These are the players who have not only created a lot of records to remain at the top of the list, but have also redefined the game of cricket with their batting. However, former veteran all-rounder Kapil Dev, who won India its first World Cup, feels that even a current Indian batsman has changed all the definitions of cricket. The name of this cricketer is Suryakumar Yadav. In the third and final T20 match of the series against Sri Lanka at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Suryakumar scored a blistering 112 off 51 balls. Due to this, India scored a huge score of 228 runs in the third T20 against Sri Lanka. In response, the Indian bowlers bundled out Sri Lanka for 137 runs. Talking to a news channel, 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev said that he has no words to praise Suryakumar. Apart from this, Kapil compared him with legends like Sachin, Richards, Kohli, Ricky Ponting. Kapil Dev said- Sometimes I am short of words. I do not understand how to mention Suryakumar’s innings. When we see Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli we feel that one day there will be some player who will make us think that he too is a part of that list. There is really a lot of talent in India. The kind of cricket Suryakumar plays, when he hits lap shots over fine leg, the bowler gets scared. The bowler feels that he can stand up and hit sixes over mid-on and mid-wicket. Kapil Dev said- This is what makes it difficult for the bowlers as they are able to pick the line and length continuously. I have seen great batsmen like de Villiers, Vivian Richards, Sachin, Virat, Ricky Ponting, but very few people can hit the ball with such precision. Salute to Suryakumar Yadav. Players like this come once in a century.

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It is a matter of pride for any batsman to be compared with great batsmen like Vivian Richards or Sachin Tendulkar. These are the players who have not only created a lot of records to remain at the top of the list, but have also redefined the game of cricket with their batting. However, former veteran all-rounder Kapil Dev, who won India its first World Cup, feels that even a current Indian batsman has changed all the definitions of cricket. The name of this cricketer is Suryakumar Yadav.