'I Apologized To Ruturaj Gaikwad And He...'- Yashasvi Jaiswal

Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 12:42 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad (Credits: Twitter)

Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal revealed that he apologized to Ruturaj Gaikwad for the run-out goof-up during the India vs Australia 1st T20I in Vizag. Ruturaj Gaikwad won the man of the match award for his quickfire half-century in the 2nd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram.

Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed a blistering knock of 53 runs off 25 balls in IND vs AUS 2nd T20I. During his knock, he shattered 2 sixes and 9 fours. Ruturaj Gaikwad also slammed a marvelous knock in the match, hitting 58 runs off 43. Both openers set up an opening stand of 77 in just 6 overs.

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I Said Sorry To Ruturaj Gaikwad: Yashasvi Jaiswal

While speaking during the post-match presentation, Yashasvi Jaiswal said that he apologized to Ruturaj Gaikwad for running him out in the 1st T20I. Jaiswal had called for a second run in the 1st over of the match.

However, he denied his call at the last moment due to which Gaikwad faced a run-out. As a result, Gaikwad faced a diamond duck and left the field without even playing a single ball.

“It was my mistake in the last game and I said sorry to Rutu bhai. I accepted that it was my mistake. Rutu bhai is so humble and very caring,” Jaiswal said.

Speaking about his knock, the opening batter said that he was trying to be fearless.

“It’s really special for me. I was trying to play all my shots. I was trying to be fearless as I was sure of my decisions,” he said.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal also revealed that he has been told by captain Suryakumar Yadav and coach VVS Laxman to play freely.

“I have been told by Surya bhai and VVS sir to go and play freely. I have been asked to express myself. For me, I think I can develop and I am not thinking about anything else. I am still learning. I am trying to develop all my shots. The mental stuff is something I am working on as it is important at this level,” Jaiswal added.

Meanwhile, India crushed Australia by 44 runs in the 2nd T20I. Batting first, India piled up a gigantic 235-4 with half-centuries by Jaiswal, Gaikwad, and Ishan Kishan. Later, they restricted the Aussies to 191-9 with 3 wickets each by Prasidh Krishan and Ravi Bishnoi. India leads the five-match series 2-0.


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