India batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal opened their innings in the ongoing first Test against England in Hyderabad. He admitted that he would have been happy if he had scored a century, but he is not looking into it much because he batted positively.
In what was her first Test innings at home, Yashasvi Jaiswal made sure to set the stage on fire and put her team in a dominant position. After India beat England by just 246 runs, the first batsman surprised his opponents with his innings.
Yashasvi Jaiswal gave England a taste of their own medicine as she batted aggressively and took players to the cleaners. He played with positive intentions and attacked debutant Tom Hartley, smashing sixes and fours all over the park.
While England were expected to play the Bazball, it turned out that Jazball approached their innings as a T20I and brought up their half-century in 47 balls. Their vital innings at the top allowed India to get off to a brutal start and they added 80 runs to the opening partnership in 12 overs.
Yashasvi Jaiswal fell short of his ton by just 20 runs. He finished with 80 innings off 74 balls. He had a strike rate of 108 and scored 10 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. He ensured that India put pressure on England from the beginning.
Yashasvi Jaiswal highlighted the process and said that he was happy with its positive mindset. He stressed that he was trying to build the innings and thought about doing well for the team.
He spoke about his outings in the West Indies and South Africa and stated that it is an honor for him to play for his country. Speaking to reporters, he explained:
“Of course, it would have been fantastic if I had gotten a hundred. But what got me there was my thinking and my process for scoring runs and I was pretty positive in my mind and I was just thinking, making sure I could build an inning. But it was actually good.
“This is my first Test match in India and I was just thinking about contributing well and doing well for my team. When I played in the West Indies and South Africa, the atmosphere was quite different. Here too the atmosphere is quite different. I was really enjoying all the places, of course. “It is a moment of pride and honor every time I go to play for my country.”
I was prepared for him – Yashasvi Jaiswal on playing against Joe Root
Yashasvi Jaiswal, who spoke to Joe Root, spoke about batting against him. He said he was prepared for it and admitted that he made a mistake. But he quickly joked that he makes sure to learn from his mistake.
“I knew at some point I was going to bowl. I was prepared for him. You can throw first. But like I said, I tried my best to do what I could and sometimes I can make a mistake and get out. Still, I’m learning. “If I make a mistake, I’ll make sure I try to learn from it.”
After Jaiswal got out, India took a lead of 175 runs. On Day 2, the hosts were 421/7 with Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel batting 81 and 35 respectively.