Not averse to playing some unorthodox shots, Maxwell said the consistency with which Suryakumar has been able to hit some of his most daring shots has been “ridiculous”, and more.
“Suryakumar Yadav does it in such a bizarre, clumsy way, hitting the middle of the bat by pretending to step over it and deciding to knock someone who is bowling at 90 mph off the wicket on the other side. sweep,” said Maxwell. The Grade Cricketer Podcast. “And then just walk his head down while he chews some gum, glove tap, bat tap, a little swagger and off he goes again and does it again.”
“I saw the [Mount Maunganui T20I] scorecard from the first innings. I took a screenshot of it and sent it directly to Finchy [Aaron Finch] and I said, ‘What’s going on here?’ This guy is batting on another planet. I said, ‘Look at everyone else’s scores and look at this guy who’s 111 out of 50! What’s going on?'” said Maxwell. “So the next day I watched the full replay [an app] and watched the whole innings. It’s just extraordinary.
“He plays some of the most ridiculous shots I’ve ever seen and he does it stupidly consistently. It’s just kind of hard to watch really because everyone looks so much worse because they can’t.”
“He plays so well on the pitch and his wrists and hand speed are so fast that he can make a last minute adjustment, a last minute adjustment to make sure he can get the ball in a hole”
And a lot of it comes from finding different angles on the field and doing it consistently.
“He plays so well on the pitch and his wrists and hand speed are so fast that he can make a last minute adjustment, a last second adjustment to make sure he can get the ball in a hole,” said Maxwell. “The way he plays spin, the way he hits it over cover, he turns really well, he sweeps strong and he’s still able to hit the ball across the ground powerfully. Having that ability to get the ball over hitting the ground, but so powerful all over. He’s just that good.”