After U19 World Cup exploits, Yashasvi Jaiswal excited to share Rajasthan Royals dressing room with Steve Smith, Ben Stokes
The southpaw rose to fame after becoming the youngest batsman to make a double hundred (203 in just 154 balls) in List-A cricket during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match.
Updated - Feb 17, 2020 2:32 pm
India U19 left-hand batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal had a terrific run with the bat in the recently concluded World Cup for the colts in South Africa. The cricketer, who hails from a humble background, scored 400 runs in six matches in the competition to top the table of run-getters and bagged the Man-of-the-Series award.
However, India U19 could not have the last laugh despite his heroics as they lost to Bangladesh U19 by three wickets in a close final in Potchefstroom on February 9. Yashasvi scored a match-winning 105 not out against Pakistan in the semi-final and followed it up with a hard-earned 88-run knock in the title clash.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was bought by RR for a whopping 2.4 crores INR
Yashasvi, like some of his famed predecessors in the national U19 team like Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, is now set to make debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting March 29. The talented youngster was bought by former champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) for Rs 2.4 crore, 12 times his base price of Rs 20 lakh, in the auction in December.
The southpaw rose to fame after becoming the youngest batsman to make a double hundred (203 in just 154 balls) in List-A cricket during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match for Mumbai against Jharkhand last October. He has been making runs consistently since then and now, the Royals will be looking to see him making rich exploits in the T20 tournament. Yashasvi is yet to play in T20s.
The youngster is all the more thrilled to share the dressing room with overseas stars like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler during the IPL. He spoke on the matter during an exclusive interview with India Today recently.
“For me, it is a very good opportunity to play in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals because I can go and talk with the World’s best players like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler. I am really excited to learn from them. It will be exciting for me as it is my first IPL and I will try my best to do whatever I can,” he said.