Yashasvi Jaiswal has made a dream start to his Test cricket career, scoring a century and a fifty in his first two matches. The young opener has shown great maturity and skill against some of the best bowlers in the world, and he is already being tipped as a future star for India.
In the first Test against West Indies in Dominica, Jaiswal scored 171 runs off 222 balls, including 18 fours and 3 sixes. He put on a record-breaking 229-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma, and his innings was instrumental in India’s innings and 141-run victory.
In the second Test in Port of Spain, Jaiswal scored 57 runs off 74 balls before being dismissed by Jason Holder. He again put on a solid opening stand with Rohit Sharma, and his innings helped India to reach 288/4 at stumps on day one.
Jaiswal’s performances have been all the more impressive given that he is only 20 years old. He has shown great composure and temperament at the crease, and he has been able to adapt his game to different conditions. He is also a very good player of spin, which is a valuable asset in Test cricket.
Jaiswal’s performances have earned him plenty of plaudits from former cricketers and pundits. Sunil Gavaskar has said that Jaiswal is “the best young talent I’ve seen in a long time,” while Rahul Dravid has called him “a very special player.”
It is still early days in Jaiswal’s Test career, but he has already shown that he has the potential to be a great player. If he can continue to develop his game, he could be a key member of India’s Test team for many years to come.
Speaking after Day 1 of the 2nd Test against the West Indies, Jaiswal talked about playing alongside Virat Kohli: “It is amazing to see him bat. What can I say? He is a legend. I am blessed to play with him. There’s a lot of things to learn from him be it cricket and outside of it. I try to pick his mind.”
After a spectacular Test debut with a mammoth 171, he was out for 57 on the 2nd Test at Old Trafford. The youngster seemed commited to keep learning and come back stronger.
“Of course, I am disappointed. It happens in cricket. I just need to keep learning and keep thinking that how i can do between when I come to bat next.” He said.
I feel whenever I bat I try to make sure that how long I can bat and of course, there is disappointment when I get out. I need to just keep learning. I always want to do well for the team. I go out there with the same mindset. It is pleasure to go out there and play for your country.” – He added
Jaiswal’s performances have been a major boost for India’s Test team, and he will be hoping to continue his good form in the upcoming matches against England.