Indian young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the talk of the town for a year or two now. Yashasvi Jaiswal rose through the ranks meteorically, piling on a truckload of runs in List A cricket where he averages a daunting 70 in 13 games. As he gets ready for a maiden IPL stint beginning in a few days, Robin Uthappa has earmarked the youngster to be a big thing in Indian cricket moving forward.
Yashasvi Jaiswal enjoyed a breakthrough innings when he hammered 203 off 154 deliveries in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Jharkhand for Mumbai in October 2019. It made him the youngest double-centurion in List A cricket. Most recently, the southpaw put on a stellar show in the U-19 World Cup in South Africa this year, slamming 400 runs in six games at 133.33.
Having last played competitive cricket way back in February, the 18-year old is preparing for his maiden IPL stint. Rajasthan Royals picked him in the auction for a hefty price of INR 2.40 crores. Jaiswal has mentioned on several occasions that he looks forward to playing alongside the likes of his skipper and marquee names in international cricket Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and facing England quick Jofra Archer in the nets.
Robin Uthappa hopes Yashasvi Jaiswal plays for India one day:
Robin Uthappa, an experienced IPL veteran, who will also play for Rajasthan Royals, stated that Yashasvi Jaiswal is an exciting player for the future. Uthappa added that the teen prodigy’s performance has been second to none in domestic cricket and a productive IPL season will rise his chances further in playing for India.
“Yashasvi is a really exciting player for the future. I think he has performed extremely well in domestic cricket and having more IPL will be good for him in his pursuit of playing for India,” the keeper-batsman said in a video uploaded on IPL’s Twitter handle.