Surayakumar Yadav has won the highest praise from his coach, Rahul Dravid. A bulwark of the Indian team for over one and half decade, Dravid has waxed eloquent about Suryakumar’s `bindaas’ batting in the Twenty20 format. A few hours after Suryakumar had taken the Zimbabwe bowlers to the cleaners in the ICC Men’s World Twenty20 in Melbourne, playing shots some of which one would not find in coaching manuals, Dravid who earned the sobriquet `The Wall” said: It’s a joy and pleasure to see the way Suryakumar deploys the willow. In the second match after his debut at Motera in March 2021, he thrashed the England bowlers for a 31-ball 57 that floored England and won the match for India. There was a Caribbean streak to his batting; it has not changed much after nearly 21 months. On November 6, Suryakumar — also known as SKY, an acronym derived from his name — went on a leather hunt against the hapless Zimbabwe bowlers and took 21 runs of fast bowler Richard Ngarava and closed out his innings at an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls with 6 x 4s, 4 x 6s; two of which were swept from outside the off stump over backward square leg and over fine leg. Sterner tests await Suryakumar Yadav in the remaining part of the World Twenty20.