Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Once this cricketer used to sell golgappas to feed his stomach, IPL made him a millionaire


New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) has changed the fortunes of many players, one of them being Indian young cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored a double century in youth ODI matches at the age of just 17 in domestic cricket, has achieved great success after a lot of hard work. Yashasvi Jaiswal once used to sell golgappas in Mumbai to fill his stomach. Today Yashasvi Jaiswal plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL and takes 2.4 crores per season.

This cricketer used to sell golgappas to feed his stomach

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s name was the most discussed during the Under 19 World Cup 2020. Very few people know the story of Yashasvi Jaiswal’s struggle. Yashasvi Jaiswal used to sell golgappas outside Azad Maidan in Mumbai. Yashasvi had made a living in a tent during his training, but he was full of enthusiasm to achieve success. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 400 runs in the Under-19 World Cup 2020, which included a century and 4 half-centuries.

IPL made millionaires

Yashasvi Jaiswal was also adjudged ‘Man of the Tournament’ for his game. During the IPL auction of the year 2020, Rajasthan Royals bought Jaiswal for a huge amount of 2.4 crores. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s name came into the limelight when he played a stormy innings of 203 runs in 154 balls against Jharkhand in a match of Vijay Hazare Trophy. Let us tell you that Yashasvi, a resident of Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh, has spent his childhood in extreme poverty. Jaiswal came to Mumbai at the age of 11 with the dream of becoming a cricketer.

In tents Sleep had to

Yashasvi used to sell pani-puri (golgappas) and fruits during Ram Leela at Azad Maidan to feed himself. There were days when he had to sleep on an empty stomach. Yashasvi started working in a dairy. One day the dairy man fired him. A club came forward to help Jaiswal, but kept the condition that only if you play well, you will stay in the tent. While living in the tent, Yashasvi’s job was to make bread. Here he also got lunch and dinner. To earn money, Yashasvi also did the work of finding the ball.

Life changed in Jwala Singh’s coaching

Balls are often lost in the matches held at Azad Maidan. Even after finding the ball, Yashasvi used to get some money. One day when Azad was playing Yashasvi at the ground, he was caught by coach Jwala Singh. Jwala herself is also from Uttar Pradesh. In the coaching of Jwala Singh, Yashasvi’s talent flourished so much that he became more promising. Yashasvi also does not tire of praising Jwala Singh’s contribution and says, ‘I am his adopted son’. He has an important role in bringing me to this point today.

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