Pakistani veteran goalkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal praised Suryakumar Yadav for playing a mature shot in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. India sealed the three-game ODI streak on Tuesday, chasing an imposing 276 even after losing seven wickets. Kamran Akmal said Yadav has shown the level of maturity expected of an experienced drummer.
Suryakumar Yadav, who made his T20I debut earlier this year in England, also showed his courage in his first ODI appearance. The 31-year-old scored a nice 31 on 20 deliveries, while he made an impressive 53 on 44 balls in India’s three wicket win over Sri Lanka. Later, Deepak Chahar followed him with about fifty of his family to bring the visitors home.
Kamran Akmal pointed out that Suryakumar Yadav showed the maturity of a player, who played 70-80 ODI, showing his vast experience in national cricket. The 39-year-old highlighted his bossy play before his stay ended on an unhappy note as Lakshan Sandakan pinned him to LBW.
“The way Suryakumar Yadav hit, it was amazing. He showed the maturity and composure of a player in ODI 70-80 matches. His vast experience in the game of domestic cricket bode well for him. He played with authority during his time in the crease but unfortunately got LBW at a crucial time ”, Akmal said on his Youtube channel.
India performed very well on this tour, especially in the second ODI: Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal hailed India for their victory with a young team and new technical staff, revealing that it is not an easy thing to do. Akmal also acknowledged India’s efforts to win in a dire 160-6 situation, chasing 276 for the win.
“Credit to the Indian team. Winning on Sri Lankan soil with the young team and the new technical staff is commendable work. Plus, they did it against the home team’s regular squad, which is no easy task. India performed very well on this tour, especially in the second ODI. Even after losing six wickets to just 160, they still managed to win the game in this dire situation ”, he added.
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