Yashasvi Jaiswal, a left-handed batter with exceptional talent and technical skill, exploded for Rajasthan Royals (RR) yesterday night against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). On Thursday, the IPL’s fastest half-century was smashed by the U-19 standout, who accomplished a remarkable accomplishment.
The 21-year-old beat KL Rahul and Pat Cummins’ previous mark of 14 balls by scoring a half-century in just 13 balls. The opening batter scored 26 runs in the first over against KKR captain Nitish Rana, including three fours and two sixes.
Cricket fans have been raving about Jaiswal’s extraordinary talent as they appreciate his batting from every angle. Even the legendary Virat Kohli was so taken with Jaiswal that he posted on his Instagram account, “Wow, this is some of the best batting I have seen in a while. What a talent Yashasvi Jaiswal.” Even former opener Virender Sehwag opined, “This kid is special. Thoroughly enjoyed his clean striking.” In the realm of cricket, he truly is the future for India.
‘I hope Rohit Bhaiya considers me’ – Yashasvi Jaiswal
After the game-winning runs, Jaiswal broke down in tears and expressed his desire to play the position of 3 for India in ODIs. “I want to play at 3 in ODI World Cup, which is happening in India. This is my dream; I hope Rohit Bhaiya considers me,” said an emotional Jaiswal.
“It was a nice feeling today. It is not like everything I wanted happens, I prepare well, and I trust in myself. I know the results will come. The winning shot was a great feeling; I wanted to finish the game, and winning the game has been my motto,” the youngster added.
Here’s what Jaiswal had to say about his knock. “When I saw Nitish bhai bowl, I thought that if I can get runs off him with my shots, then I should go for it. You never know how someone will bowl their first ball, but after spotting the field placements, I calculated what my shot options were.
“Between Jos bhai and me, I am learning a lot. Today, he sacrificed his wicket because of my error, and I really respect that. We all know that it happens in the game; nobody does it purposely. But that was the moment where I decided to take responsibility, thinking, ‘It is okay,’ but I need to take responsibility from here on.”
Here’s how fans reacted:
If he is up for consideration (which seems unlikely), he’d be a better fit as an opener. Explosive + left-handed + need of the hour.
— Deepak Pareek (@dkpareek21) May 11, 2023
Bhai I think the way u playing , u can replace Rohit at opening .
— HP (@HP02CE57) May 11, 2023
No way, it's just start of career, someone can be very good or bad , one should not be judged so soon…. Should play 2-3 years in domestic for now.
— loooserr (@imloooserr) May 11, 2023
Ok Rohit place is in question..and he is not a selector. Don't beg.
— Ashu (@ashutoshkojha) May 12, 2023
???? ???? ?? ??? ????? ???? ?? ????? ??!!@ybj_19
— Mohit Singh (@SMohitR1) May 11, 2023
True, but what about his dream?? He should replace virat kohli for completing his dream!
— ???????s??? (@45Fan_Prathmesh) May 11, 2023
Sahi khel gya pratmesh?
— Ctrl C Ctrl Memes (@Ctrlmemes_) May 11, 2023
Dekh Tera hi nahi, Mera bhi spot khatre me hai pic.twitter.com/SY9uGKlwNB
— Abhay (@abhaysrivastavv) May 11, 2023