The 20-20 World Cup 2022 ended with England lifting the title for the second time when they defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final. The Indian cricket team were knocked out in the semi-final of the 20-20 World Cup after England breezed past India with a thumping 10-wicket win. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav were the star performers for the Men in Blue in the tournament. But among the two, who was the better batter in Australia? – Former Indian cricketers make their pick.
Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan said that although Yadav had an impressive World Cup, it was Kohli that stood out in the tournament for him. He particularly lauded Kohli’s knock against Pakistan in India’s tournament opener where he scored an unbeaten 82 to ensure a victory for the side.
“Suryakumar Yadav had a great World Cup, Jos Buttler came into the form in the latter half while Alex Hales also had an impact,” Zaheer told Cricbuzz. “But the batter that really stood out was Virat Kohli who was really consistent through and through. With that average and so many not-outs. The way he started the tournament, with that knock against Pakistan, it was the beginning of what was coming in the tournament.”
As far as best knock is concerned, I would go for Glenn Phillips: Virender Sehwag
Former Indian batter Virender Sehwag feels that Kohli is the batter of the tournament as he made the most number of runs in the tournament. “According to me, Virat Kohli would be the batter of the tournament as he has made the most number of runs. As far as best knock is concerned, I would go for Glenn Phillips for his hundred against Sri Lanka,” said Sehwag.
Yet another former Indian pacer, Ashish Nehra, has a slightly different take. “Best better, I would say is Suryakumar Yadav. Not just because he is an Indian but the way he has played over the last 1-2 years. At No. 4, such a strike-rate and such consistency isn’t easy. As for the best knock, I would say Phillips’ century against Sri Lanka stood out,” said Nehra.
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