New Delhi. India’s Suryakumar Yadav has achieved a lot of height in his international career of about two years. The 32-year-old ‘Surya’ is recognized as such a batsman in ODIs and T20s who is capable of hitting shots in any corner of the ground. For this reason, fielding against him proves to be a difficult task for the opposition captain. Due to this quality, SKY is called 360 degree player like former South African cricketer AB de Villiers. Like ‘Surya’, a Pakistani batsman is also making a mark in cricket with his ‘innovative’ shot.
Currently, 22-year-old Mohammad Haris, who is leading Pakistan Shaheens in the ACC Emerging Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, has got the name of ‘Pakistan’s Suryakumar Yadav’ because of his quality.
i still have a lot of work to do
Haris, while keeping his side on comparison with his batting style and Indian team batsman Suryakumar, said that he wants to make a name for himself as a 360-degree player and it would not be fair to compare him with anyone else.Haris Talking to a Pakistani TV channel, he said, ‘There should be no comparison between us right now. Surya is 32 while I am only 22, I still have a lot of work to do to reach that level. Surya Kumar has his own level. De Villiers has his own. If I talk about myself, I am good at my level. I want to make my name as a 360-degree cricketer, do not want to use his name.
Played 5 ODIs and 9 T20 matches for Pakistan
Haris has also played 9 T20s and five ODIs for the Pakistan senior team. He said, ‘He has his own name and I have mine. If I practice, I can become better than him. If I don’t, I will be below his level.’ By the way, Haris’s record while playing for Pakistan’s senior team is not very impressive. He has scored 27 runs in 5 ODIs at an average of 9 (strike rate 103.84). In nine T20 matches, he has scored 126 runs (strike rate 127.27) at an average of 14, in which 31 is his highest score. However, this is just the beginning. Haris is counted among the talented young batsmen of Pakistan and it is expected that he will be able to do justice to his talent in the future.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 19, 2023, 09:43 IST