Tom Moody praises Suryakumar Yadav; compares him to Viv Richards

Suryakumar Yadav

Tom Moody, Australia’s former cricketer, has showered huge praises on India batter Suryakumar Yadav.

Recently, Surya has been in top form for India in T20Is with some breathtaking performances.

Because of this, he has earned a comparison from Moody who now says Surya’s style is just like West Indies’ great Sir Vivian Richards.

In the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Surya hit scores of 51 and 112*. He is now known as someone who can pulverize any opposition with the bat.

Moreover, Surya has the ability to hit the ball to all parts of the park and has earned the title of Mr 360.

Says Moody on Surya,

Suryakumar Yadav, just the way he plays, it’s breathtaking. It reminds me so much of… when I was a young cricketer, watching the likes of Vivian Richards. The player who just seems to be in control of the game single-handedly.

During 2022, Surya became India’s top scorer as he made 1164 runs in 31 games and is now on top once again in 2023 with a century and half-century.

Suryakumar gets a place in India’s Test squad against Australia

On the other hand, India has announced its Test team for the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Surprisingly, Surya has received a golden ticket to be a part of this Test squad on the back of his scintillating performances in T20Is.

Additionally, there are chances that Surya might make it into the playing XI for the first Test.

The series is going to start on 9th February and the first match is going to be played in Nagpur.

India’s squad for the first two Tests against Australia

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Undakat

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