The Battle between Mohammad Rizwan & Suryakumar Yadav for number 1 spot has been going on from couple of months.
Mohammad Rizwan had replaced Babar Azam to become the number 1 T20 batter in the world after a remarkable performance in Asia Cup 2022. Babar had a disastrous Asia cup which made him lose his ratings.
Suryakumar’s 69-run-knock against Hong Kong helped him to surpass Babar in the rankings. In the home T20 series against Australia & South Africa, Suryakumar has been phenomenal scoring 3 fifties in these two series combined which aided him in becoming number 2 ranked T20 batter.
SuryaKumar Yadav had a great chance to become number in the 3rd T20 against South Africa but he got dismissed on 8 runs and the gap between their ratings increased to 16.
Mohammad Rizwan recently scored 78 runs against Bangladesh and helped his team in clinching victory. After the match, Rizwan talked about his completion with Surya for number 1 spot.
Rizwan said that Good player hain Suryakumar Yadav. Jis tarah se woh khelte hain, mujhe bohot pasand he. Magar jaha tak cheezen he and different tarike se dekha jae kyunki middle order and top order mukhtalif cheezen hain. Kabhi No.1 ke liye socha nahi hain jo demand he Pakistan ki woh pura karne ki koshish kar raha hu. No.1 or Man of the Match, aise kuch cheeze hain jo negative main le jati hain. Par main sochta nehi hu.
Ha kabhi pitches aisa milta hain ki 60 balls pe 40 karna padta he but wohi Pakistan ka demand tha. Pichle saal Bangladesh series main bhi wohi tha, UAE me chale jae toh 145 banana mushkil he, Rizwan added.