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Ex-Australian cricketer Tom Moody lavishes praise on Suryakumar Yadav, compares his batting with Vivian Richards

Tom Moody, a former Australian batter who had worked with Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL compared Suryakumar Yadav's batting with West Indies legend Vivian Richards.

By wasmulhaq 
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Mumbai: The Indian cricket team made a remarkable start to the new year with an emphatic series victory against Sri Lanka in T20I and then clinched the ODI series as well.

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Suryakumar Yadav is the toast of the nation. Currently, he is the best batter in the shortest format of the game. The World No. 1 batsman of this format  smashed 112* in the last T20 match against Sri Lanka. It was his third century in his short carrier.

He got his first call-up to the Test squad for the home series against Australia next month after his incredible performance in T20 cricket. The Test team has been picked for the first two Test matches in the four-match home series.

The murderous right-handed batter has been getting praise from current and former cricketers for his explosive batting. Tom Moody, a former Australian batter who had worked with Sunrisers Hyderabad, compared his batting with West Indies legend Vivian Richards in an interview with Sports Tak.

His batting is breathtaking; it reminds me so much of… when I was a young cricketer, watching the likes of Vivian Richards. Moody further added that he single handedly controls the game and changes the complexion of the match.

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Seeing the stupendous performance in T20 cricket Yadav was made the vice captain of the Indian team in this format against Sri Lanka, he has retained this position in the upcoming T20I assignment against New Zealand to be played later this month.

The fiery batter has so far played 16 ODIs and 45 T20Is. The 32-year-old has scored runs at a strike rate of 180.34 in T20I with an incredible average of 46.41.

 

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