Suryakunar Yadav has been ruling T20I cricket for more than a year, but New Zealand pacer Tim Southee said he is still not the best.
The top-ranked batter in the ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings, SKY blasted an unbeaten 111 runs to help the Men in Blue thrash New Zealand in the 2nd T20I on Sunday.
Suryakumar’s batting masterclass guided the team to a comfortable 65-run win at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval. Apart from him, Tim Southee also bowled well and took a hat-trick.
The two top performers set for a conversation at the Bay Oval.
When Southee was asked if he considers Suryakumar the best Indian T20 player, the pacer said no.
“India have been blessed with a lot of good T20 players, who have done well for a long duration of time. Surya has been doing good in the last 12 months but he need to carry on for over a period of time,” said Southee.
“There are players who have carried on for a long time and achieved so much in their careers,” he added.
Southee took three wickets and leaked 34 runs in 4 overs. “He can hit in many ways. Surya has been in great form and was impressive against us.”