Yashasvi Jaiswal regrets falling short of century vs England? Young batter breaks silence

Updated - 26 Jan 2024, 10:06 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal [PC: Getty Images]

India batter Yashasvi Jaiswal opened up his innings in the ongoing first Test against England in Hyderabad. He admitted that he would’ve been happy had he scored a century but isn’t looking into that much because he batted positively.

In what was his first Test innings at home, Yashasvi Jaiswal made sure that he set the stage on fire and put his team in a dominating position. After India bundled out England out for just 246 runs, the opening batter surprised the opposition with his innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal made England taste their own medicine as he batted aggressively and took bowlers to the cleaners. He played with positive intent and attacked debutant Tom Hartley, smashing sixes and fours to him all over the park.

While it was expected that England would play the Bazball, it turned out Jazball as he approached his innings like T20I and brought up his half-century in 47 balls. His vital innings at the top allowed India to get off the brutal start and added 80 runs to the opening partnership inside 12 overs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal fell short of his ton by just 20 runs. He ended with an innings of 80 runs off 74 balls. He had a strike rate of 108 and slammed 10 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. He ensured that India put England under pressure right from the start.

Yashasvi Jaiswal highlighted the process and said that he was happy with his positive mindset. He stressed that he was trying to build the innings and was thinking of doing well for the team.

He talked about his outings in the West Indies and South Africa and stated that it is an honor for him to play for his country. Speaking to reporters, he explained:

“Of course, it would have been amazing if I would have scored a hundred. But what took me there was my thinking and my process to score runs and I was quite positive in my mind and I was just thinking, making sure I can build an innings. But it was good actually.

“This is my first Test match in India and I was just thinking of contributing well and doing well for my team. When I was playing in the West Indies and South Africa, it was quite a different environment. Here also the environment is quite different. I was really enjoying all the places, of course. It is a proud and honour moment every time I go and play for my country.”

I was prepared for him – Yashasvi Jaiswal on playing against Joe Root

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who got out to Joe Root, talked about batting against him. He said that he was prepared for him and admitted that he made a mistake. But he was quick to quip that he makes sure he learns from his mistake.

“I knew that at some stage he was going to bowl. I was prepared for him. He can bowl first over. But as I said, I was trying my best to do what I could and sometimes I can make a mistake and get out. Still, I’m learning. If I do make a mistake, I’ll make sure that I try to learn from it.”

After Jaiswal got out, India took a lead of 175 runs. At stumps on Day 2, the hosts were 421/7 with Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel batting at 81 and 35 respectively.

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