Indian young cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal is one of the most rapidly growing cricketers in the nation, having taken lofty strides. During an exclusive interview with Times of India, Yashasvi Jaiswal recalled his meeting with former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and received a bat signed by him. While the bat stands broken, the teen prodigy has still preserved it.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s story stands on a very inspiring note. He migrated from Badohi in Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional cricketer. To take care of his expenses, the 18-year old worked in a dairy and also sold ‘Pani Puri’. Jaiswal’s List A career has spanned across 13 games currently, averaging a daunting 70.81. In 13 fixtures, the southpaw has three centuries and three fifties.
Yashasvi Jaiswal revealed that the bat is broken; however, kept in his room as a memory. He went to meet Sachin Tendulkar at the BKC after the 2020 T20 World Cup and stated that he had so many things to ask. While Yashasvi is a left-hander and Sachin, a right-handed batsman, the batsman takes inspiration from him.
“That bat is broken. But I have kept it in my room as a memory. After the World Cup, I went to meet him (Sachin) at BKC. He hugged me. I had so many things to ask him. I asked about IPL and my World Cup performance. I know I am a left-hander, but I take inspiration from him,” the 18-year old stated.
The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer added that one could learn from watching batting videos and felt fortunate to meet him. The southpaw hailed the highest run-getter in Test and ODI cricket for his skills and dedication towards the game.
“One can learn a lot from batting videos. I am lucky that I can meet him and learn. Just look at his skills and dedication, they are a class apart,” Jaiswal claimed.
Yashasvi Jaiswal to play for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL:
Meanwhile, Yashasvi Jaiswal is all gearing himself for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The left-handed batsman enjoyed a scintillating U19 World Cup edition this year, amassing 400 runs and earning the player of the tournament award.
Rajasthan Royals secured his services for a hefty price of INR 2.4 crores in the auction after a bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians.
Earlier, the youngster expressed he cannot wait to play alongside the likes of Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes. The 2020 IPL will kickstart from the 19th of September in the UAE.