Mumbai youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal revealed the tips of England wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler that helped him attain recent success in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022. The 20-year-old Jaiswal opened with Buttler for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2022.
Jaiswal has been shining with bright colours for his domestic side Mumbai in the knockout stage. The southpaw scored three centuries on the trot to take Mumbai in their 47th final in the premier domestic competition, it was the first final appearance for the team since 2016-17.
I try to follow Jos Buttler’s tips: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Jaiswal scored 103 in the second innings against Uttarakhand in the quarter-final as Mumbai won by a massive margin of 725 runs. The Mumbai opener hit 100 and 181 in the semi-final fixture against Uttar Pradesh and joined the elite list of players to score hundred in both the innings. Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Jaffer, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are other players from Mumbai to achieve the landmark.
“I try to follow his (Jos Buttler’s) tips, which have helped me. Watch the ball, understand the situation and keep playing good cricketing shots that I follow,” Jaiswal said in a video uploaded on BCCI’s Domestic Twitter handle.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is not disappointed with missing a hundred in the Ranji Trophy final
Coming to the final against Madhya Pradesh, Jaiswal scored 78 in 163 deliveries, including seven fours and a six, before getting dismissed off pacer Anubhav Agarwal. The youngster was not disappointed in missing a hundred in the final but also mentioned the honour of playing for the 41-times Ranji Trophy winners.
“I am happy that I made three centuries. I missed it today, but it is okay. It’s a proud moment whenever I wear this cap, and I am blessed. I am tough mentally because I am playing for Mumbai. While playing for Mumbai, all the time you need to be on your toes,” Jaiswal said.
Mumbai were 350 for eight wickets down at the end of 121 overs on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Sarfaraz Khan was batting at 118 along with Tushar Deshpande, who was batting at six after facing 16 balls.