“His earlier 12 or 18 months have been completely excellent. And everybody around the globe is aware of what Surya can do in white-ball cricket,” Ponting stated on ‘The ICC Evaluation‘.
The previous Australian skipper went on to mark out Suryakumar’s propensity to win large video games, and referred to his distinctive run within the T20 format in current occasions.
“I really feel they need to persist with him as a result of he is the type of participant that may win you a World Cup. He could be a bit bit inconsistent however he is the type of man that in large moments can win you video games. A bit just like the late nice Andrew Symonds did for Australia.
“In order that’s undoubtedly the best way that I would take a look at it for India. I would not be enjoying secure. I would be going with match-winning gamers and I feel he is a match-winner.”
Speaking about his current ODI failures, Ponting stated everybody goes by a lean patch in his profession so what is the large fuss about it.
Suryakumar has scored 172 ODI runs at a mean of simply 12.28 since his final ODI half-century in February 2022, however Ponting urged India to stay with the Mumbai batter regardless of his current bleak run.
“Yeah, completely. Everybody of their profession goes by one thing like that,” Ponting famous.
“I imply, I am undecided I’ve seen it earlier than the place somebody’s received three first-ball geese in a row in a complete collection. However look, we have all been there. You will have your ups and downs as worldwide gamers.”
Ponting additionally believed that the participant could possibly be finest utilised on the quantity 5 spot.
“I feel he was solely batting at 5, wasn’t he? I do not assume they need him a lot decrease than that, particularly once they’ve received Hardik (Pandya), (Ravindra) Jadeja and Axar (Patel), they have loads of batting,” Ponting stated.
“I am a giant believer in giving your finest batter as a lot time as you may in all codecs of the sport. As a result of in the event you maintain them down the order, very often you do not get to make use of your finest gamers and that is the very last thing you need. So I feel the No.5 slot’s excellent for him and he is simply received to develop into that function there.”