One of the most talented Cricketers of his time, Surinder possessed a natural ability to destroy any bowling when in full flow. He Scored a Century on Test Debut against New Zealand in New Zealand , Surinder Amarnath first made his mark when he made his Ranji Trophy debut at just 15.
Indian cricket writer Partab Ramchand wrote "[Amarnath] was given a raw deal by the [national team] selectors". On his batting ability, "[he was] an aggressive batsman, [a] bit flashy but when in full flow he was a treat to watch and could decimate even the best of attacks." He scored a century on his Test debut against New Zealand in January 1976.