Asia Cup 2022 is all set to begin on August 27. With the second encounter taking place between India And Pakistan. Every Cricket Fan is waiting desperately for this much-awaited cricketing action. Experts are also sharing their views on the same. Star Sports Network had arranged a press conference with a panel of experts reviewing this upcoming event viz. Asia Cup 2022.
Former Pakistan’s Ace Seamer, Wasim Akram was also present on this panel of experts. Various topics were discussed in this review. When asked to pick his favourite player from the Indian Squad, it was quite obvious that Akram will surely go with Rohit, Virat or KL Rahul, but his statement shocked the entire panel.
Wasim Akram Made A Shocking Yet Good Choice For His Favourite India Batter
Wasim Akram was asked to pick a player from the Indian team that can really hurt Pakistan. And while Rohit, Kohli and KL Rahul were obvious choices, Akram named Suryakumar Yadav as ‘one of his favourite players from the current era.
Suryakumar made his India debut in March 2021 and has since gone on to become an indispensable part of the Indian batting order. Akram, who had worked with Suryakumar back at the Kolkata Knight Riders back in the day, recalled his memories of SKY, explaining how some of the shots he played had left him speechless.
Wasim Akram said, “Of course, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are there, but one of my favourite players these days, in this shorter format is Suryakumar Yadav. He has been phenomenal. I saw him the first year when he had joined the Kolkata Knight Riders and he played a couple of games batting at No. 7 and 8. And a couple of shots he played – the one that he picks from the middle of his bat towards fine leg – that’s an unusual and difficult shot to muster.“
Suryakumar Yadav is currently the second-best player according to the ICC T20 ranking with just 10 points behind the chart-topper Babar Azam.
While praising the variety of shots, Suryakumar had in his bucket, Akram concluded by saying, “And since he has made it to the Indian squad, he has been a treat to watch. I think he is a very dangerous player against either spin or fast bowlers once he sets in and he is actually a 360-degree player who can play either this side, that side… the lap shot, towards cow corner, equally good against spinners.”