The ultimate praise for a batter comes when one of the greatest players of all time holds one's name along with batters like Vivian Richards or Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli.

These are players who haven't just scripted plethora of records to find their name at the top of the charts, but have also redefined the game. And so has Suryakumar Yadav, feels India legend Kapil Dev

Suryakumar Yadav has been the talk of the cricket town for some time now. With 1424 runs across 44 matches, he was India’s second highest run scorer, despite only featuring in limited over formats.

Among those going gaga over his batting is India’s first World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev. The 64-year-old put Surya right up with the pedestal upon which greats such as Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Sir Vivian Richards stand.

“Sometimes I am at loss of words on how to describe his knock. When we see Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, we feel someday there will be a player who will compel us to think he is also part of that list.

There is indeed a lot of talent in India. And the kind of cricket he plays, that lap shot the one over fine leg, then that leaves the bowler frightened because he can stand and hit a six over mid-on and mid-wicket

"I have seen great batters like De Villiers, Vivian Richards, Sachin, Virat, Ricky Ponting, but very few can hit the ball as cleanly as him. Hats off to Suryakumar Yadav. These kind of players come only once in a century" said Kapil Dev

Suryakumar is presently the No. 1 ranked batter in the ICC rankings for the T20I format.