New Delhi. Indian cricket team’s young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has created history by playing a strong innings in the very first match. While making his debut in the first match of the two-Test series against the West Indies, the 21-year-old batsman broke the record. He changed 91 years of Indian Test history by scoring a century in the first innings of the debut test. He became India’s third opener and the 17th Indian overall to have a special achievement attached to his name.
The series of two Test matches being played between India and West Indies has been recorded in the pages of history. The West Indies captain won the toss in this match and decided to bat first. With the help of veteran spinner R Ashwin’s 5 wickets, India piled on the host team for 150 runs in the first innings. What happened after this is such a miracle in itself that it will always be remembered in the cricket history of India.
Yashasvi’s feat in debut match
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a brilliant century in the first innings of the debut match. He became India’s 17th batsman to score a century on debut. After Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, he became just the third opener to do so. For India, in 2013 against Australia, Dhawan scored a century while in 2018, Prithvi Shaw scored a century in the debut test.
91 years of history changed
Till now no Indian opener had scored a century while making his Test debut outside India. India started playing Test matches in 1932 but such an opportunity never came in 91 years. Yashasvi Jaiswal is the first opener in Indian Test history to score a century while debuting abroad. Out of India, 7 batsmen have scored a century on debut. Abbas Ali Baig (v ENG, 1959), Surendra Amarnath (v NZ, 1976), Pravin Amre (v SA, 1992), Sourav Ganguly (v ENG, 1996), Virender Sehwag (v SA, 2001), Suresh Raina (v SL, 2010)
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 14, 2023, 06:00 IST