Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant too old for Suryakumar Yadav? Captain Salman Butt

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt criticised Suryakumar Yadav after India’s recent 3-0 victory over New Zealand in the Twenty20 International series, but also predicted that the batter would achieve consistency in the near future.

After a poor T20 World Cup, Team India bounced back with a 3-0 home T20I series win over New Zealand. Regardless of the outcome on home soil, the hosts will be keen to get back to work and resolve some internal issues. Apart from a lacklustre bowling performance at the 2017 T20 World Cup, the hosts’ batting order, particularly in the middle order, struggled. Despite Virat Kohli’s captaincy, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant failed to perform with the bat during the campaign.

Despite Rohit Sharma being named T20I captain, India’s middle order struggled against New Zealand. Fans were eager to point out Suryakumar’s unreliability, noting that he hit a match-winning half-century in the first T20I but failed in the next two.

A fan enquired about Suryakumar’s inconsistency with former Pakistan captain Salman Butt. On his YouTube channel, Butt stated that Suryakumar cannot be compared to Pant or Ishan Kishan.

Suryakumar Yadav is a seasoned cricketer.”

“Suryakumar Yadav is a seasoned cricketer with extensive domestic experience. He is now in his late thirties. A batsman is fully formed at this age. His background is unrivalled by that of Ishan Kishan or Rishabh Pant. They are inexperienced, younger boys “He elaborated.

“Suryakumar Yadav, on the other side, needs to improve his consistency. Perhaps he will become a member in the future “, he went on.

At the T20 World Cup, he was given little opportunity and faced Pakistan in the final. His 62 from 40 deliveries helped his side win by five wickets in New Zealand.

In the second T20I, the hitter failed to impress, scoring only one run off two balls. Despite his dismal performance at No. 4 in the batting order, India won by seven wickets.

He batted at No. 3 in the third T20I and was out for a duck. India won the third T20I by 73 runs because to Rohit Sharma’s superb half-century.

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