Suryakumar can be game-changer for India
Dubai, Oct 22: Legendary former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram singled out the stylish Suryakumar Yadav as a potential “game-changer” for India in the ICC T20 World Cup, saying his ability to hit innovative 360 degree shots in the post Powerplay overs makes him special.
India and Pakistan open their tournament campaign against each other on Sunday and the left-arm bowling great said Pakistan’s dismal record won’t have any bearing on the upcoming game.
“Suryakumar Yadav will be India’s game-changer. He will change the complexion after the six (Powerplay) overs and I have seen his shots, he was with me (Akram was mentor) in KKR (back in 2012 and 2014) and now he has improved,” Akram told Aaj Tak.
“What a terrific player he (Surya) has become. He plays safe shots and doesn’t stop, so he should play in that manner only,” Akram added. Akram feels that Surya is a product of the robust domestic structure that BCCI has built in the past decade. (PTI)