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“This bloke is batting on a different planet,” Glenn Maxwell in awe of Suryakumar Yadav

Glenn Maxwell

Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell heaped praise on Suryakumar Yadav in a recent podcast with The Grade Cricketer.

World No. 1 T20 batter, Suryakumar Yadav is in the form of his life. He has breached the record of 1,000 T20 international runs in this calendar year already. His magnificent innings against New Zealand have captivated the world’s attention. He scored 111 runs in 51 deliveries with a massive strike rate of 217. Moreover, the manner in which he scored the century astonished the viewers.

Surya is receiving applause from all around the world. The latest to join the mass is Glenn Maxwell. In a podcast with The Grade Cricketer, he was asked to share his views on Suryakumar’s blistering innings. He revealed his conversation with Aaron Finch about the same.

“I screenshot the scoreboard and sent it straight to Finchy,” Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell was addressing a podcast with The Grade Cricketer. The host asked him if he watched Suryakumar Yadav’s inning against New Zealand and asked him to share his views as well. To this, Maxwell revealed that he had a conversation with Aaron Finch. He sent Surya’s numbers to Finch and asked him what was happening with the guy. He seems to be playing on a whole different planet.

“I saw the scorecard from the first innings. I screenshot it and sent it straight to Finchy and I said ‘What is going on here?’ This bloke is batting on a different planet. I said, ‘Look at everyone else’s scores and look at this bloke that’s 111 off 50’. So the next day I watched the full replay on Kayo and watched the whole innings,” 

He further revealed that Surya makes everyone else look bad with his extraordinary skill set. Glenn Maxwell went on to say that Suryakumar’s hitting ability is strange and that no one is currently as close to him.

“The embarrassing thing is he’s so much better than everyone else. It’s actually hard to watch. It’s like ‘Ohh god!’ “No one we’ve got is close to that. Suryakumar Yadav is doing it in such a bizarre, ungainly way where he’s hitting the middle of the bat by just like stepping across, deciding to sweep somebody who’s bowling 145 from off the wicket on the other side. And then just putting his head down walking down chewing some gum, glove tap, bat tap, and off he goes again and does it again.”

“It’s just actually a bit hard to watch,” Maxwell heaps praise on Suryakumar

Glenn Maxwell concluded by saying that it is hard to watch such innings when you feel a bit inferior. Surya is hitting ridiculously difficult shots with ease and consistency.

“He’s playing some of the most ridiculous shots I’ve ever seen. He’s doing it stupidly consistently. It’s just actually a bit hard to watch because it makes everyone else look so much worse for not being able to do that,”

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