Former Australia captain Ricky Pointing heaped massive praise on Suryakumar Yadav. He compared the 31-year-old Indian batter with AB de Villiers.
However, the comment did not go down well with former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, who trolled the legendary cricketer for his statement.
“Surya (Yadav) scores 360 degrees and is a bit like AB de Villiers. The lap shots, the late cuts, you know, the ramps over the keeper’s head. He can hit you anywhere,” he had said.
Butt mocked Ponting for his words and said that world cricket has never seen a batter like AB de Villiers.
“Ponting should have rather waited for Suryakumar to prove his worth in big tournaments before comparing him with the former South Africa player,” he said.
“Even Suryakumar would realise that the comparison was a bit over the top. I don’t think a player like ABD has played in recent times. Maybe Ponting suffered a jet lag,” he added.