Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes that Yashasvi Jaiswal will play a significant role in Indian cricket in the coming years. Manjrekar hailed Jaiswal as a crucial figure for India’s future in T20Is, drawing parallels with Rohit Sharma’s impact in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Yashasvi Jaiswal earned a spot in the Indian team following an impressive showing in the 2023 Indian Premier League, where he scored 625 runs in 14 matches with a remarkable strike rate of 163.61. Jaiswal made his T20I debut in August during the West Indies tour.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Could Be The Man For India – Sanjay Manjrekar
Speaking on Star Sports, Sanjay Manjrekar suggested that India could form a competitive T20I team. Manjrekar emphasized that Sanjay Jaiswal holds a pivotal position in the batting line-up if India intends to change its approach in T20Is.
“India can field another T20I team that can compete against other international teams and that’s basically what IPL has done. If India is looking to reinvent their approach, Yashasvi Jaiswal could be the man for India. He can do what Rohit Sharma did in the ODI World Cup 2023 for India,” said Manjrekar.
The 21-year-old has scored 370 runs in 13 T20I matches at an average of 33.63 and a strike rate of 163.71. He hit a century and two half-centuries in his brief career. He scored 138 runs in five innings against Australia in a recent series, with a strike rate of 168.29.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Has The Freshness – Sunil Gavaskar
Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar echoed Sanjay Manjrekar’s statement and expressed confidence in Yashasvi Jaiswal’s long-term potential for India across all formats.
“The way he started off against Jofra Archer in the IPL was impressive. He is a very very good talent. Jaiswal brings the left-handedness as well in the top order. He has the freshness of not being tied down by experience. He sees the ball and hits the ball. Jaiswal is an all-format prospect for India,” Gavaskar said.
Yashasvi Jaiswal played a pivotal role in India’s victory at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, delivering a remarkable century off just 49 deliveries in the quarter-final against Nepal. He scored 171 runs in his maiden Test innings during the West Indian tour.