Kolkata: Numerous experts and players have weighed in on various picks since the BCCI released India’s roster on Wednesday for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. While some people were surprised by some of the exclusions, others welcomed them with open arms. Salman Butt is the most recent to join the queue.
The former Pakistan captain has praised the board’s decision to bring on Suryakumar Yadav, who is already well regarded in the cricketing community.
Butt said on his YouTube channel about what makes the Indian middle-order batter so special, “The World Cup or any other big tournament is an opportunity for youngsters to prove themselves on the grand stage. If they are able to win games for their team in the World Cup, they definitely become heroes and people to be remembered.”
“Their careers get launched on a very high note. It is a great opportunity for Suryakumar Yadav to announce himself on a grand stage. Not only Suryakumar Yadav but also people like him, who are part of other teams,” he added.
As previously said, Butt isn’t the only cricketer who has praised the move. Former India opener Gautam had commented shortly after the selection was revealed, “He can lap you, he can late cut you, he can hit you over extra cover; he’s got all the shots, especially at No.4, because sometimes No.4 is the most tricky position to bat in T20 cricket, probably the easiest is the top three, but No.4, because you might be in when you have lost two early wickets and you still want to continue the momentum.”
Between October 17 and November 14, the T20 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. On October 24, India will begin its battle against Pakistan.