'I made sure I was watching the ball properly and playing proper cricketing shots' - Yashasvi Jaiswal post scintillating century vs MI

The Rajasthan Royals convincingly won their final home game of IPL 2024 by a dominant 9 wickets against the Mumbai Indians.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

After a smashing series against England which saw Yashasvi Jaiswal batter the English bowlers for 712 runs in nine innings across five Tests, all eyes were glued to the southpaw in terms of the pyrotechnics he had in store for the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League. However, the talented batter could only muster 121 runs in the first seven matches playing for the Rajasthan Royals.

The tide turned for Jaiswal in Match 38 of IPL 2024, where he smashed an unbeaten 104* off 60 deliveries to take his team gliding to their seventh victory in eight games played so far. After guiding his team to victory, Jaiswal spoke to the broadcasters. He thanked them for their well-wishes and stated that he was just looking to execute the basics adequately while relishing his stay out in the middle. He also remarked about not pondering too much on the difficulties faced by him, and remarked about focusing solely on those skills he was proficient in.

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"Thank you so much, I really enjoyed from the start and I made sure I was watching the ball properly and playing proper cricketing shots. I'm trying to do what I am doing well, some days it comes good and some days it doesn't, I'm not thinking much," Jaiswal said during the post-match presentation.

I want to thank all my seniors the way they have guided me: Jaiswal

Besides, Jaiswal appreciated the backing and confidence given by his senior players at the RR camp, particularly during a challenging period in IPL 2024 prior to the match against the Mumbai Indians. He reserved a special mention and a thank you message to director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Sanju Samson for bestowing upon him a plethora of chances to prove his true calibre. He also stated that he's always put forth his best effort during the practice sessions, and was merry that all his laborious diligence had finally bore fruit.

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"I want to thank all my seniors the way they have guided me. I want to thank the Rajasthan Royals management and especially Sanga sir and Sanju bhai for giving me opportunities. I go out and give my best in the practice sessions and I'm really happy today," added Jaiswal.

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