Thank You Ben Duckett!! Rajasthan Royals hilariously troll England batsman for Yashasvi Jaiswal breaking Virender Sehwag's mammoth record

Updated - 25 Feb 2024, 11:20 AM

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credits: Twitter)

Young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal broke Virender Sehwag’s 16-year-old record during the fourth Test match against England. Yashasvi Jaiswal surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record and became the first Indian player to hit the most sixes in a calendar year in Tests.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in red-hot form with the bat in the ongoing five-match Test series against the Ben Stokes-led side. The left-handed batter scored half a century in the first innings of the ongoing Test match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Breaks Virender Sehwag’s Record

The 22-year-old opening batsman smashed eight fours and a six during his innings on the second day. Jaiswal hit England off-spinner Shoaib Bashir for a six-over long-on to surpass Virender Sehwag’s record. The left-hander batter notched his 23rd six of the series.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record in only his fifth match of the year. The former Indian cricketer set the record in 2008, when he hit 22 sixes across 14 games and 27 innings. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant scored 22 sixes in Test cricket in 2022.

Most Test Sixes By Ab Indian In A Calendar Year

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal- 23 sixes, year 2024
  • Virender Sehwag- 22 sixes, year 2008
  • Rishabh Pant- 21 sixes, year 2022
  • Rohit Sharma- 20 sixes, year 2019
  • Mayank Agarwal- 18 sixes, year 2019

The Mumbai batter tops the batting charts in the ongoing Test series, scoring 618 runs in seven innings with an outstanding average of 103. Jaiswal has smashed two half-centuries and two double-centuries so far. He also became the third Indian batter, after Virat Kohli and Vinod Kambli, to score consecutive double centuries in Test cricket.

Shoaib Bashir Takes Four Wickets On Second Day Of Fourth Test

Earlier on day 2, the home team bowled out the opposition team for 353 runs in the morning session. Joe Root remained unbeaten on 122 off 274 balls, including 10 boundaries. Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets, and Akash Deep contributed three wickets.

In response, India suffered an early setback as skipper Rohit Sharma was dismissed for just two runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill steadied the innings with an 82-run partnership. Shoaib Bashir broke the partnership, initiating the batting collapse in India’s innings.

Bashir bagged four wickets, while Tom Hartley took two wickets. India collapsed to 177/7 during the final session on day 2. However, wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav added a crucial partnership for the eighth wicket to help India reach 200 runs.

The home team ended the second day at 219/7 with Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav remaining unbeaten. The home team hopes to score more runs on the third day and minimize the lead. India will have to bat last on a challenging track in the ongoing match.

India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson

Also read: Chris Gayle lauds Yashasvi Jaiswal as he dismisses Ben Duckett’s ‘we should take credit for India’s aggressive cricket’ remark

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