Pakistan Veteran batsman Kamran Akmal praised Suryakumar Yadav for playing an adult beat in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo. India clinched the three-match ODI series on Tuesday, chasing an impressive 276, even after losing seven wickets. Kamran Akmal said Yadav shows the level of maturity expected of an experienced batsman.
Suryakumar Yadav, who made his T20I debut in England earlier this year, also showed his mettle in his first ODI appearance. The 31-year-old scored an attractive 31 off 20 deliveries while making an impressive 53 off 44 balls in India’s three wickets over Sri Lanka. Later, Deepak Chahar followed it up with a fifty of his own to take the visitors home.
Kamran Akmal stressed that Suryakumar Yadav has shown the maturity of a player who played 70-80 ODIs, showing his vast experience in domestic cricket. The 39-year-old highlighted his authoritative play before his stay on an unfortunate note when Lakshan Sandakan pinned him to LBW.
‘The way Suryakumar batted Yadav was incredible. He showed the maturity and calmness of a player of 70-80 ODI matches. His extensive experience playing domestic cricket has benefited him. He played authoritatively during his stay, but unfortunately got LBW at an important moment, ” Akmal said on his Youtube channel.
India played very well on this tour, especially in the second one-day international: Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal has praised India for winning with a young team and a new coaching staff, and it is not easy to do. Akmal also acknowledges India’s efforts to win from a dire 160-6 situation and chase 276 for a victory.
‘Thanks to the Indian team. Winning on Sri Lankan soil with the young team and new coaching staff is a commendable task. They also did it against the regular home team, which is not an easy task. India played very well on this tour, especially in the second one-day international. “Even after losing six wickets on just 160, they still managed to win the match out of that dire situation.” he added.