Yashasvi Jaiswal – Sehwag’s Fearless Version

Yashasvi Jaiswal gets praise from his childhood coach as a hybrid of two of India’s most famous veteran batsmen, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag. With the young player’s brilliant knock against Australia in Sunday’s second T20Is, this remark was made (November 26).

Starting on Friday, February 2, the second test match of the five-match series will take place in Vizag. In the ongoing Ind vs Eng test series, Team India lost the first Test cricket match at Hyderabad by 28 runs; giving England a lead of 1-0. That despite Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring an explosive 80 runs off 74 balls in the first innings. In the second inning, he could only score 15 runs off 35 deliveries.

Although Yashasvi does not adopt Sehwag’s habit of whistling Bollywood songs when smashing big hundreds. The 21-year-old plays with an equally aggressive style when batting.

Yashasvi Jaiswal: India’s Finest Emerging Batting Talent

Yashasvi Jaiswal, whose record in the Indian Premier League IPL and domestic cricket for Mumbai in the early 2020s. He has had a brave batting approach since his Under-19 days. He has also managed to add consistency to these attributes.

Yashasvi Jaiswal went from rural Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai for cricket when he was twelve years old. To make pocket money, he sold pani puri and slept in tents. Two years later, Jaiswal’s career took off after a local coach named Jwala Singh saw him play at Azad Maidan and took him under his wing.

Yashasvi finished with scores of 113, 22, 122, 203, and 60 not out in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, a 50-over domestic competition, held in October 2019. Rain finally forced Mumbai to withdraw from the competition. 

He was the main man of India’s batting lineup in the same year’s Under-19 World Cup in South Africa when the team lost the finals. But Yashasvi was named Player of the Tournament. That cleared the path for a huge pay cheque when he signed a contract with the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore (about US$ 338,000) during the IPL.

The transition from dominating U-19 attacks to tearing apart local bowlers wasn’t entirely seamless. But Jaiswal claimed that his confidence was boosted by the long hours and hard work he put in to hone his skills and technique at the Royals school when training resumed after Covid. 

During his first Ranji Trophy season (2021–22), he scored three consecutive hundreds as Mumbai moved to the final game. At the Royals, where he was kept on before the 2022 campaign, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler have established a formidable opening pair. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal: The Next Virender Sehwag?

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s brilliant 80 against England in this first Test confirms the team management’s view that the left-hander will be India’s next all-around opener.

Though Jaiswal may have said that India was “intent to play positive cricket,” the 74-ball blitz that gave team India the upper hand over the visitors was anything. But the phrase will have a deeper meaning inside the dressing room.

In his post-match press conference on Friday, Jaiswal modestly said, “I don’t think it was any tactic (attacking England spinners early on Thursday evening). I simply wanted to play well against specific balls and play some good shots.”

However, given that Yashasvi Jaiswal scored runs at a strike rate of 108, many would have been reminded of Virender Sehwag by the positive attitude he had in seizing the initiative from England.

Some people will attribute that innings to him growing up in the T20 era. Yes, the 22-year-old is an excellent T20 player as well. But labelling an innings that has far greater value than that would be a simple and early move.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Makes Quite An Impression In Ind vs Eng 1st Test

Yashasvi Jaiswal was meticulous in choosing his shots. He rarely seemed uneasy in the crease. He rarely found himself in a difficult position when playing a shot, which shows that he possessed great footwork. It was methodical craziness.

Let’s go back in time to his first-ever Test century. He scored in 501 minutes and 387 balls against the West Indies last year. It was a patient Test inning.

Now that we have two Jaiswal knocks at opposite ends of the spectrum. The Mumbai boy is a useful asset for the think tank under the captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid because of his ability to adapt to different conditions.

On Friday morning, Jaiswal had the opportunity to bat first and earn another hundred. But he chose to focus on building his advantage against England’s bowlers. But he lost the wicket to Joe Root due to an overzealous moment of passion.

While acknowledging that getting a hundred would have been wonderful, Yashasvi Jaiswal did not express regret.

Yashasvi desires to play his natural game. “Yeah, getting a hundred would have been amazing,” he replies. However, my thought process and methodology seem to be what have led me to this point.

Jaiswal wants to walk that tough route. “I was trying my best, and playing aggressive cricket can seldom work in your favour and not work well other times.”

He said, “I can make a mistake and get out of it. But I’m trying to make sure I learn from it.”

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