Sunil Gavaskar praises youngster Sai Sudharsan’s performance in the 2nd IND vs SA ODI

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The 22-year-old youngster Sai Sudharsan scored 66 runs in the second ODI against South Africa. Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is impressed by his performance.


The second ODI match between India and South Africa at St George’s Oval in Gqeberha, ended in favor of the South African team. Nevertheless, the young Indian batsman, Sai Sudharsan managed to put an impressive performance. He scored 62 runs off 83 deliveries. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that in the first ODI against South Africa, he also played exceptionally well. The 22-year-old achieved a half-century in his debut. He scored 55* off 43 balls. Moreover, he his now the second Indian to score two consecutive half-centuries in first two ODI matches. Sudharsan now shares a place with Navjot Singh Sidhu in the list. Navjot Singh Sidhu scored four consecutive fifties in his first four ODI matches way back in 1987.

Following his innings, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is impressed by Sai Sudharsan. The former Indian cricketer said on Star Sports after the game that,

“Yes, he looks very, very good. A very compact player plays close to his body, has got a good very still head. So balance is very good when he’s playing. And, of course, when he play drives like that. Left-handers can be so elegant when they play, they can play the pull shot as well. But basically his temperament and talent are very, very nice” Sunil Gavaskar further added,

“Now it’s a matter of them sort of carrying on from here and not being satisfied and I’m sure he’s not being satisfied. You don’t want to be getting out in 50s and 60s. When you bat up the order, you have the opportunity to score a 100 every time. So I think that is what he’s got to grab so that somebody will be talking only about who will partner Sai Sudharsan at the top”

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