Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credits: Twitter/BCCI)

Last Update on: August 10th, 2023 at 10:41 am

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has revealed the review he received from Ricky Ponting and Dinesh Karthik about Yashasvi Jaiswal, India’s latest batting sensation.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has become a household name in India after his stunning batting exploits in this year’s Indian Premier League and his maiden Test series. After impressing in the domestic circuit, the left-handed batsman enjoyed a stunning outing in IPL 2023 where he scored 625 runs in 14 games at a strike rate of over 160 and an average of more than 52.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was adjudged the Emerging Player of the Year. After impressing in IPL, he earned his maiden call-up from the Test team for the series against West Indies and he hit the ground running in international cricket. He played a sublime knock of 171 runs on his debut and went on to finish the series as the highest run-scorer. In 2 Tests, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 266 runs at an average of almost 90.

Nasser Hussain on Yashasvi Jaiswal:

While Yashasvi Jaiswal was busy impressing the world with his batting, Nasser Hussain decided his best to ensure that he remains updated with the youngster’s exploits. The former cricketer-turned-commentator, however, could not see him from close quarters as he was busy with commentary duties in England.

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However, he made sure to talk about Yashasvi Jaiswal with Ricky Ponting and Dinesh Karthik once they arrived in England after the IPL duties. Ponting was plying his trade in the IPL as Delhi Capitals’ coach while Karthik was the wicketkeeper-batsman in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.

“From what I’ve seen…he’s (Jaiswal) made a fantastic start. You speak to people who have seen him in the IPL, again I’ve been working with Ricky (Ponting) and Dinesh (Karthik) came over, and you ask questions, and they all go, yeah, this lad can play.

“He looks to have the technique and he looks to have that mindset. Like most young Indian players and batters in particular, most of them come in and have immediate success. And that is a good sign for first-class cricket, that they are being produced, not just the IPL,” Hussain said in the ICC Review on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Yashasvi Jaiswal made his T20I debut too but failed to deliver. He was out for just 1. He is likely to get another chance in the ongoing series and will be looking to make a big impact.