Suryakumar Yadav was awarded the 2022 ICC T20I Player of the Year, and he beat all the “big-hitting players,” according to the former Indian cricketer, Suryakumar Yadav, an Indian star batsman, was named the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year on Wednesday for his achievements in the shortest form of cricket.
Suryakumar has an outstanding performance in 2022, breaking a number of records and creating a format milestone. He finished ahead of England all-rounder Sam Curran, Pakistan goalkeeper and batsman Mohammad Rizwan, and Zimbabwe batsman Sikandar Raza.
Former India cricketer Ashish Nehra lavished praise on the unflappable batsman after posting his latest achievements, saying he beat all the “big hitting players”.
Nehra said to ICC “He has played ODIs. He has played a few one-day games, but if he continues to perform at the level he is, it will naturally form a place for him in the XI. So if players are pushed to their limit with such performances, either they have to raise the bar or Suryakumar is always there to take place,”
Suryakumar Yadav, also known as “SKY,” became the second T20I batsman to score more than 1,000 runs in a calendar year, finishing with an 187.43 hit rate of 1,164 as the leading run scorer, Surya hit a staggering 68 sixes for the year, easily the most recorded by anyone in a single year in the format’s history.
Nehra added on his statement “It is not surprising at all (Suryakumar being named ICC T20I Player of the Year 2022). This is such a Surya (Sun) that has shone consistently if you talk about the past year or two, irrespective of the conditions. Hopefully, he can carry forward this consistency because the way he’s played in this fast-paced format and at such a high strike rate. It is worthy of praise. His confidence is spectacular. This is a fantastic achievement for any player because of how competitive the T20 format. There are so may big-hitting players and big run and yet Suryakumar has beaten them all,”
“Today’s hundred means a lot to me. I’ve been batting well, so it was just about going that extra mile” – Rohit Sharma