Suryakumar Yadav, a teammate, outdid himself in the third and final T20I of the series against Sri Lanka by slamming an unbeaten 112 off only 51 deliveries. Suryakumar overtook KL Rahul and struck his third T20I century in Rajkot. Rohit Sharma, the captain, who has four hundred in the format, is currently his lone rival. The Sri Lankan bowlers were pummelling by Suryakumar for seven fours and nine sixes as India eventually won the game by 91 runs and the series 2-1.

Both cricket fans and past players praised Suryakumar for his amazing performance, however, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt remarked something extremely odd about the 31-year-old batter. Butt referred to the Pakistani cricket setup and called Suryakumar “lucky” to be playing for India.

I was informed repeatedly that he began playing international cricket after turning 30. He’s lucky he’s Indian, I just stated. According to reports, the Ramiz Raja-led PCB does not let players who are 30 or older join the national team; as a result, Butt said on his own YouTube channel, if he had been in Pakistan, he would have been a victim of the over-30 regulation.

Suryakumar was 30 years old when he made his T20I debut for India in 2021 against England. Due to his consistent support of the Mumbai Indians’ performance in the Indian Premier League, he was called up.

The team members, in their opinion, are OK. Those who don’t have a position on the team are out of luck. Suryakumar formed his squad when he was 30 years old. His situation is special, so Butt proceeded.

Butt commented on Suryakumar’s innings, claiming that it seems the Indian star can predict the line and length of the bowler in advance. It seems as if he already knows what the bowlers are going to bowl due to his fitness, batting instincts, and maturity, according to Butt.