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9 interesting facts about Yashasvi Jaiswal: From selling paani puri to becoming a millionaire

Yashasvi Jaiswal will play for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yashasvi Jaiswal, a young cricketer from a small town of Uttar Pradesh, was once struggling to earn his daily living and used to sell paani-puri on the streets became a millionaire after he was picked by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL auction 2020 at a price of 2.45 crores INR. However, the story of Jaiswal is not less than a motivational tale as he had to overcome several obstacles to shine under the light of glory.

The young cricketer name was already making the rounds ahead of IPL 2020 auction as he has performed convincingly well playing for Mumbai in the domestic circuit and all eyes were settled on the name of teenage sensation Jaiswal.

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Here are 9 fascinating facts about 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal:

1. Born in UP 

Yashasvi Jaiswal was born in a small town name Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh. But, left his birthplace at the age of 11 years in his quest to pursue his ultimate dream to become a cricketer. However, it was never easy for him to become a cricketer and had to overcome many obstacles in his route to glory.

2. Used to sell Paani Puri

The young cricketer used to sell Paani Puri on the streets of Mumbai after coming from his cricket practice in order to earn his daily wages. It was some hard days for the young lad before he hit the spotlight in the domestic circuit with his batting.

3. Spotted by Jwala Singh 

Jwala Singh, the coach and founder of Mumbai Cricket club, spotted a natural talent in Yashvi Jaiswal and felt that he could be the next rising star for India in cricket. So, Jwala Singh started working hard on enhancing Jasiwal’s game and now the young cricketer is reaping its outcome.

4. Yashasvi Jaiswal entered the record books at the age of 12

Yashasvi Jaiswal etched his name in the record books when at the age of 12 he played a marathon knock of 319 and registered astonishing bowling figures of 13/99 in the same match playing for Anjuman Islam High School against Raja Shivaji Vidyamandir in a Giles Shield schools match in January 2014. As he smashed the highest score and most wickets in a match in a school-level competition. It was his just step towards his ultimate dream and went onto play and break several records.

5. Ended up as the leading scorer in Youth Asia Cup  

In 2018 Youth Asia Cup, Yashasvi smashed 318 runs in four games and the interesting fact was that as none of the players in that tournament managed to go past 200 runs. It was his positive attitude because of which Jaiswal managed to get his name established as one of the emerging cricketers in the country.

6. Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 was his breakthrough season

Earlier, this year he smashed a double in Vijay Hazare Trophy and also became the youngest player in List A cricket to do so. He achieved the milestone at the age of 17 years and 292 days which was earlier held by Alan Barrow (20years and 275d in 1975).

7. Named in India’s squad for Under- 19 2020 World Cup 

Recently, he played a brilliant knock of 108 runs against Afghanistan and took two important wickets. His mind-wobbling form with the bat was not neglected by the Indian selectors and soon he was picked by the selectors in the Under-19 squad for the 2020 U19 World Cup.

8. List A career

He made his debut of List A career earlier this year playing for Mumbai against Chattisgarh. Jaiswal’s impressive stats speak for the potential he possesses. In 12 games, Yashasvi has mustered 779 runs at an average of 70.81 with three tons and three fifties. His best score in first-class cricket is 203 runs that he amassed against Jharkhand.

9. Rajasthan Royals picked Yashasvi Jaiswal at 12-times his base price 

The auctioneer took his name there was a strange silence in the room with none of the eight franchises raised their bid. it looked like he might go unsold but soon Mumbai Indians start raised their bid over his name and later on, they were joined by Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in the bidding war. Out of the blue, Rajasthan Royals came up and snapped up Yashasvi Jaiswal at a price of 2.40 Crore that was 12 times more than his base price.

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