Bhupendra Jaiswal Not Happy Despite Son Yashasvi Jaiswal Finishing U19 World Cup As Highest Run-Scorer

Updated - 10 Feb 2020, 11:42 AM

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Credits: Twitter)

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Bhupendra Jaiswal, father of India U19 star Yashasvi Jaiswal, is not a happy man despite his son ending the ICC U19 World Cup as its highest run-scorer. The highly-rated batsman lived up to the expectations and finished the competition as the second highest run-scorer for India in U19 World Cup history after Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 505 runs in the 2004 edition.

The left-handed batsman finished the competition with 400 runs in addition to picking up three wickets. In the final too, he played a sublime innings of 88 although it could not take India over the line. India lost the title-decided to Bangladesh by three wickets.

Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed 58 runs and took a wicket in the first match against Sri Lanka to help India post 297 runs on the board. In the match against Japan, he scored an unbeaten 29 as India chased 42. The next 2 matches saw him making scores of unbeaten 57 against New Zealand and 62 against Australia.

He then came up with his best performance in semi-final match against arch-rivals Pakistan. India’s bowlers came up with a stunning display to bowl out Pakistan for just 173. Yashasvi Jaiswal then smashed an unbeaten 105 and finished the match with a six.

But despite his heroics, his father Bhupendra Jaiswal was not completely happy as he expressed his disappointment over India losing the final to Bangladesh. Bhupendra Jaiswal said that he would have been happier if his son and his teammates had lifted the World Cup title.

“He played well, but I would have been happier if India had won the World Cup. I hope he plays well in future & brings laurels to the nation,” Jaiswal senior told ANI.

India had an off day in the final. While Yashasvi scored 88, the others failed to get going as India were all out for just 177. Bangladesh then survived a major scare to chase down the total.


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