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Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has lauded young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, describing him as a valuable asset across all formats for the national team. Sunil Gavaskar highlighted Yashasvi Jaiswal’s talent, emphasizing the left-handed aspect he brings to the team.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has smoothly transitioned into international cricket after delivering an outstanding performance in the domestic circuit over the last two to three years. The southpaw made his debut for India in Tests and T20Is but has yet to play his first ODI match.

Jaiswal earned his maiden T20 call-up following his performances in the 2023 Indian Premier League, amassing 625 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 163.61. He has scored 370 runs in 13 T20Is at an average of 33.63 and a strike rate of 163.71, including a century and two fifties.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Is A Very Good Talent – Sunil Gavaskar

Speaking on Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar acknowledged Yashasvi Jaiswal as a highly talented player with the added advantage of being left-handed. The former Indian skipper highlighted Jaiswal’s boldness and fresh approach to the game.

“Yashasvi Jaiswal is a very good talent and brings the left-handed factor as well. He’s got the boldness of youth and freshness of not being tied down by ideas of how one should play,” said Gavaskar.

The 21-year-old opener had an impactful Test debut during the West Indian tour, scoring a remarkable 171 in his first innings. In two test matches, the batter amassed a total of 266 runs at an impressive average of 88.66, including a century and a half-century.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was unable to display his skills in South Africa as the first T20I in Durban was abandoned due to continuous rain. The left-handed batsman is expected to participate in the second T20I against South Africa at St. George’s Oval in Gqeberha on December 12.

Also read: “He Doesn’t Hold Back” – Ruturaj Gaikwad Lauds Yashasvi Jaiswal Ahead Of 1st T20I vs SA

Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.