LSG vs RR: Finally! Watch - Yashasvi Jaiswal runs to Brian Lara before sharing heartwarming hug with legendary batsman

Updated - 23 Apr 2024, 08:08 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Brian Lara
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Brian Lara

Yashasvi Jaiswal, on Monday (April 22), roared back to form with a stunning match-winning century for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

While the opening batsman did get a number of starts in the previous games, he struggled to convert them into big scores. However, he did not repeat the mistake against Mumbai Indians and went on to score a blistering century to power Rajasthan Royals to a thumping nine-wicket win in their last game in Jaipur this season.

Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted a competitive total of 179/9 in 20 overs with Tilak Varma scoring a half-century. In reply, Rajasthan Royals chased down the total inside 19 overs by losing just one wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the architect of the big win for the Royals with his unbeaten ton.

He and Jos Buttler shared a 74-run stand for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed by Piyush Chawla for 35. Unlike Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal made the most of the start and went on to score his second IPL century while also sharing an unbeaten 109-run stand with captain Sanju Samson. The southpaw scored 104 runs off 60 balls with the help of nine fours and seven sixes.

Yashasvi Jaiswal meets Brian Lara:

The night became more special for Yashasvi Jaiswal as he got to meet Brian Lara after the game. In a video posted by the Royals on social media, the young opener looked excited as he ran towards the legendary batsman and hugged him while also saying: "Finally."


Yashasvi Jaiswal on his innings:

Yashasvi Jaiswal also opened up on his century against Mumbai Indians. Speaking at the end of the game, the Royals opener said that he enjoyed his knock from the start while also insisting that he is just focusing on the process and not the results 

"Thank you so much, I really enjoyed from the start and I made sure I was watching the ball properly and playing proper cricketing shots. I’m trying to do what I am doing well, some days it comes good and some days it doesn’t, I’m not thinking much.

"I want to thank all my seniors the way they have guided me. I want to thank the Rajasthan Royals management and especially Sanga sir and Sanju bhai for giving me opportunities. I go out and give my best in the practice sessions and I’m so happy today," he said.


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