The India vs West Indies test series is not the most attractive option for test cricket fans to watch but this is one series where there was an opportunity given to a young man who has worked so hard to reach here and he was looking for an opportunity to show the world about the skills he has and he made full use of the chance he was given and now the test opening slot is his for a long time. The player that is being talked about is Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is the player that was given the chance to open for India and he had the perfect debut which was like a dream debut.
So, let’s talk about this remarkable debut for a very special young cricketer:
Yashasvi Jaiswal hit the ball out of the park
This was his first opportunity to play for India at any level and that too the opportunity came in the test format which is the toughest format of the sport. He batted for more than a day and close to 5 sessions and a player who is known for hitting big sixes and batting at a strike rate of more than 150 and for him to bat for 387 balls in the test match and bat at a strike rate of 44.19 and he hit a brilliant 171 runs and he hit 16 fours and 1 six in his innings meaning a total of 70 runs in boundaries. He ran for more than 100 runs in that heat and he did not let his concentration waver and he played the innings of his life.
This one innings will take his international career forward in a big way and his temperament is a sign that when he is faced with tougher opponents then he will be able to focus and play to the merit of the Ball. He batted for close to 5 sessions in this test match and was easily the best batter on show in a team which has the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Yashasvi Jaiswal has started his life from selling Paani Puri at Mumbai stalls and from there he has made his way forward and he has played 15 First class matches and in those he has made 1845 runs at an amazing average of 80 and he has hit 9 hundreds with a highest score of 265.
Yashasvi Jaiswal will face the likes of South Africa later in the year in South Africa where the conditions will be a lot tougher than this and he will have to prove himself there against the quality bowlers in bouncy and swinging conditions. If he manages to get big runs in that series then every team in world cricket will fear him and his ability. He has the second test match of this series to come and he should look to get another big hundred this time and try to convert it into a double hundred.