Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals to win their fifth IPL title. In his victory, batsman Suryakumar Yadav played an important role. Yadav scored 480 runs in 16 matches. His batting average was above 40 and a strike rate of 145.01. He was the match-winner for Mumbai on more than one occasion. After this, many people asked the question why he was not included in the team for the tour of Australia.
Legendary spinner Harbhajan Singh also asked Twitter why Suryakumar Yadav is not part of the Indian team going to Australia. Recently, Harbhajan Singh compared the Mumbai batsman to AB de Villiers.
In a conversation with the official broadcaster Star Sports, Harbhajan called Suryakumar Yadav India’s AB de Villiers.
He said, ‘There is no doubt that Suryakumar Yadav has established himself as a match-winner for Mumbai. He has taken a lot of responsibility in batting. And it is not that his strike rate is 100. If you see, he starts hitting with the first ball.
This is not the first time Suryakumar Yadav has impressed with his performance. He has consistently performed well since becoming a part of Mumbai Indians. He scored 512 runs in the year 2018 and 424 runs in the season in 2019. Suryakumar Yadav has also been praised by Gautam Gambhir, Ian Bishop and Tom Moody.
Harbhajan said, ‘It is not easy to stop them. They have all the shots. He sweeps over the covers, sweeps. Spin and fast bowling play both very well. He is an Indian AB de Villiers.
He said, ‘I definitely would have selected him for the Indian team. It did not happen but he will be part of the team soon. With his batting, he has caught everyone’s attention.