There is absolutely no stopping Mumbai youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The teenager has become Mumbai’s main man in the competition and has further enhanced his reputation by scoring a stunning double century against Jharkhand in the ongoing game.
Yashasvi Jaiswal started the competition with a 44-run knock before scoring two centuries in his next three innings. And as if those were not enough, the Mumbai opener went on to score his maiden double ton. He now has three List A centuries to his name with all of them coming in the ongoing tournament in a space of less than ten days.
Yashasvi Jaiswal reached his double century off 149 balls with the help of 17 fours and 12 sixes. He was finally dismissed by Vivek Tiwari for 203 in the final over of the game. The teenager gave Mumbai a solid start by adding 200 runs for the first wicket with Aditya Tare who scored 78. He then added 105 runs with Siddhesh Lad. Mumbai, meanwhile, finished their innings on a mammoth 358 for 3.
Yashasvi is the second batsman to score a double century in the ongoing 50-over competition. Before him, Kerala star Sanju Samon had also achieved the feat. The left-handed batsman, meanwhile, is fast becoming a household name in Indian cricket. He started garnering the limelight right from the time the world knew about his humble background.
When he came to Mumbai in 2012, he was just 11 years ago and had nowhere to live in the city. With cricket taking up most of his time, he was thrown out of a dairy shop where he used to sleep and was given refuge by the groundsmen at the Muslim United Club’s tent at the Azad Maidan ground. But all those setbacks did not stop him from pursuing his dream of playing the game and he is now looking set to make it big.