Yashasvi jaiswal, second highest run-scorer for India in Under-19 World Cup history after Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 505 runs in the 2004 edition, has said that he enjoyed playing in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.
Yashasvi jaiswal, was named the player of the series after he finished on top of the run chart in 2020 Under-19 World Cup. In addition to his 400 runs in the series, Yashasvi also took 3 wickets in the tournament.
The Mumbai cricketer added that his experience after playing in the Quadrangular Under-19 Series in South Africa benefited him.
” I had a good experience here on how to play in these wickets,” the 18-year-old said.
” I knew I had to play smartly. I am thinking about what I am playing next and it’s about the process. I want to stick with that,” Yashasvi, who made his List A debut in September 2019 added.
The opener scored 88 runs in the final and top-scored for his team but other batsmen could not do much as India got bundled out for 177 runs without even playing their quota of 50 overs.
That meant, India had to bowl really well to clinch their 5th title. Suraj Bishnoi at one point gave that hope for India when he took 4 wickets in a short while but a gutsy batting by Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali led to his team’s maiden World Cup win (any age group). Bangladesh won the match by 3 wickets (DLS method)
Talking about Yashasvi, the golden run of India’s newest golden boy Yashasvi Jaiswal as he 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, in which India won by 10 wickets after bowling out the minnows for 41 runs, Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 29.
The next 2 matches saw him making scores of unbeaten 57 against New Zealand and 62 against Australia. The 62-run knock was important, considering it was a low-scoring match. India had made a paltry 233 runs in the match but India bowlers were successful in defending the target.
Yashasvi Jaiswal had saved his best for the semi-final match against arch-rivals Pakistan. Though, India were changing a very modest target of 173 runs, the Mumbai cricketer made sure that team enters the final with some extra confidence. He smashed an unbeaten 105 and also finished the match with a six.
The 17-year-old looks like a focused lad and would be surely looking to continue his good all-round performance in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals. Notably, Rajasthan Royals had bought the 18-year-old fir Rs 2.4 crore in the December 19 auction in Kolkata.