One of the finds for India from the 2020 Under-19 World Cup is Yashasvi Jaiswal, who proved his calibre to the world. The flamboyant batsman delivered required goods for the team whenever it was needed. Though he already achieved name to himself, Jaiswal doesn’t want to stop anywhere till he reaches the senior Indian National Cricket Team.
Though India did not win the World Cup, the tournament certainly gave the country some future stars. Jaiswal, the Indian opener, finished the tournament as the top-scorer (400 runs).
In the six World Cup innings, Jaiswal had five fifty-plus scores–including a hundred.
The only time he didn’t get a half-century was against Japan when India were chasing only 42.
Yashasvi Jaiswal stays humble:
However, more than the staggering numbers, it was Jaiswal’s maturity he displayed in the tricky situations during the tournament which showed why he will be the one to watch out for in the future.
It is easy to get distracted – Yashasvi Jaiswal
Against Pakistan and Bangladesh, it was Jaiswal who stood firm and showed composure with his innings of 105* and 88 respectively.
Speaking of the same, Jaiswal stated that he wants to play for India and doesn’t want to think about the past. He wants to deliver the same in the upcoming domestic season to give himself the best chance to knock the doors of the selectors.
“It is easy to get distracted at this age. You will become what you think; your thoughts make you. (Jaisa sochoge waise banoge). Some of my team-mates do tell me that I should get on to social media; I don’t see why. Since childhood, I was clear in what I wanted to do. I left my home, left all my comfort so that I can reach where I want too. I haven’t reached nowhere near to my dream of playing for India,” he says.
“How many Under-19 players you can recall now? This World Cup is good for exposure but we also have to see how many go on to play for India?” He knows the first step would be domestic cricket. He wanted to play Ranji Trophy but he landed on the opening day’s play between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh. “When are the Under-23 games starting? That would be my next,” he added.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would turn out for Yashasvi. He will be the centre of attraction when he plies his trade for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).