Last Update on: July 15th, 2023 at 12:48 pm
Former Indian chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar revealed the advice he gave to the young opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal before departing for the West Indies for the two-match Test series. Dilip Vengsarkar said that he advised Yashasvi Jaiswal to make the most of the opportunity.
Dilip Vengsarkar shared a special moment with Yashasvi Jaiswal before the talented youngster left for the West Indies tour. Vengsarkar offered valuable advice to the 21-year-old ahead of his potential Test debut. Jaiswal played cricket at the Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Mumbai.
I Also Told Him To Be Consistent – Dilip Vengsarkar
Speaking to The Telegraph, Dilip Vengsarkar said that he advised Yashasvi Jaiswal to seize the opportunity and be consistent at the highest level of cricket.
“I reminded him about the significance of the opportunity and told him that he shouldn’t let it go but grab it with both hands,” Vengsarkar told Telegraph.
“I also told him to be consistent since at this level consistency matters. Single-minded devotion has to be there… Work hard and be focused and then things will fall into place,” he added.
The left-handed batter made his international debut during the first Test against the West Indies in Dominica. The southpaw scored 171 runs off 387 balls with the help of 16 boundaries and a six. He was awarded Player of the Match for his outstanding knock in India’s first innings.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Has Managed To Establish Himself – Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar praised Yashasvi Jaiswal for his determination, saying that he had the ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
“I’m happy that he has managed to establish himself at the first given opportunity. His application was exemplary and the discipline and the determination Jaiswal showed to perform will help him a long way in his career,” he added.
“The most important thing during his innings was that he never let go of an opportunity to score and there weren’t any loose shots. Such has been his focus on debut that you have got to applaud,” he concluded.
The Rohit Sharma-led team hammered the Kraigg Brathwaite-led team by an innings and 141 runs in the first Test of the series. The visitors will take on the Windies in the second and final Test in Trinidad, starting on Thursday, July 20.