Ishant Sharma Heaps Praise On Yashasvi Jaiswal: Seasoned fast bowler Ishant Sharma has lauded the budding talent, Yashasvi Jaiswal. He believes the 21-year-old is fully equipped to open for India in English and Australian conditions. Jaiswal has indeed been a revelation in his Test debut against West Indies, reinforcing the idea that he’s a promising figure for Indian cricket’s future.
The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer boasts a formidable record in first-class cricket, amassing 1845 runs in 15 matches. He has also showcased his abilities in the Indian Premier League. Seizing the opportunity to debut on the Caribbean turf, Jaiswal hit an electrifying century, validating his selection.
Speaking on Jaiswal’s performance in the first Test, Ishant highlighted the youngster’s prowess with the new ball. He noted that Jaiswal skilfully executed cut and pull shots, a promising sign. Importantly, Ishant observed the newcomer’s restraint from playing cover drives to avoid getting caught behind or in slips.
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Seasoned fast bowler Ishant Sharma has lauded the budding talent, Yashasvi Jaiswal
“Ishant commented on JioCinema, “In my opinion, he is absolutely ready [for England and Australia]. The boundaries he scored, particularly against the new ball, came from cut or pull shots.” The veteran pacer explained further, “For an opening batter, refraining from playing a cover drive to a full delivery is a good sign. It invites the risk of getting caught behind or in slips. Instead, he chose to score using cuts and pulls against the new ball, a strength for any batter. When the ball was pitched up, he defended or played with the full face of the bat, a vital trait for an opener.”
Jaiswal’s splendid century, along with Rohit Sharma’s, has steered India to a commanding position in the first Test. While Rohit hit his 10th Test century, he didn’t manage to turn it into a monumental score. Jaiswal, however, remains unbeaten at 143 and can build upon his debut century.
Batting at number 3, Shubman Gill fell cheaply, but the seasoned campaigner Virat Kohli steadied the innings. The 34-year-old took his time to settle down, ending the day unbeaten at 36. Kohli’s partnership with Jaiswal on Day 3 could very well define the course of the match. Thus, all eyes will be on this duo as they resume their innings in what promises to be a gripping day of cricket.