Legendary batsman Dilip Vengsarkar praised opener Yashasvi Jaiswal after his double century in the second Test against England. Dilip Vengsarkar recalled taking Yashasvi Jaiswal to England when he was young and witnessing his exceptional talent and determination.
In the first innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal showed his prowess with an exceptional knock of 209 runs off 290 balls, adorned with seven sixes and 19 boundaries. The left-handed opener batsman guided the home team to a total of 396 runs and a significant lead of 143 runs.
The left-hander stood out amid a struggling batting line-up, with Shubman Gill being the only other significant contributor, scoring 34 runs. Despite the pressure of wickets falling around him, he anchored the innings before finally being dismissed as the eighth batsman.
Yashasvi Jaiswal comes from a very humble background – Dilip Vengsarkar
In a recent conversation with RevSportz, Dilip Vengsarkar expressed his delight at Jaiswal’s progress and highlighted his transition from a child to representing the national team. Vengsarkar also expressed his pride over Jaiswal’s appointment as captain of Dadar Union.
“I took him to England when he was 14 or 15 and, as we all know, he comes from a very humble background. In England he scored in every game and we could see his hunger. I knew this kid would go far with the talent he possessed.”
“He then went on to play for India Under-19 and scored many runs in the World Cup, which furthered his cause by being picked up by IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. “I am very happy for him and now he is also the captain of Dadar Union, where I played for 25 years.” Vengsarkar told RevSportz.
India leveled the series with a 106-run win in the second Test. Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional performance earned him the Man of the Match award. Bumrah recorded the second-best match figures of his Test career (9/91), including a six-wicket haul in the first innings.
The third Test between India and England will begin at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on February 15. The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, is looking to extend its lead in the red-ball series against the English team led by Ben Stokes. side.
The selection committee is yet to announce India’s squad for the remaining three matches of the series. There is no official confirmation on the inclusion of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, who were absent from the XI in the recent match.
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