New Delhi. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s name is on everyone’s Zumba today. 21-year-old Mumbai’s Yashasvi played a memorable inning of 171 runs in the first Test against the West Indies. This was his international debut match. India won the match by an innings and 141 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. While Yashasvi was creating history in Dominica, about 14,000 kilometers away from home, his big dream was being fulfilled in Mumbai. Yashasvi lived with his family in a rented house in Mumbai’s Santacruz for the last 2 years. During the match, his family shifted to his own house. Yashasvi was calling repeatedly during the match asking when are you shifting, I don’t want to come back to the rented house again.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, a resident of Bhadohi district of UP, came to Mumbai at the age of 12. Here he had to sell gol-gappas and even had to live in a tent. He used to watch IPL matches by climbing a tree. Once he was stopped from practicing at Azad Maidan. Yashasvi’s brother Tejashwi told The Indian Express that he always used to say, shift quickly. I don’t want to live in this house anymore. Even during the Test match, he was asking about the plan of shifting.
had only one wish
Tejashwi told that Yashasvi Jais had only one wish in his life that he had a house of his own. You know all this has happened after so much struggle. He knows the meaning of having a roof over his head, especially in a city like Mumbai. Yashasvi made his first class debut in 2019 and after 3 years he got his first IPL contract. In IPL 2023, he scored the fastest fifty in the history of T20 league and now a century in debut test. He is the 17th Indian to score a century in debut test.
Could not score a single run on 50 balls
Former Mumbai veteran cricketer Wasim Jaffer was also impressed by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s batting. He told that in the semi-finals of Ranji Trophy in 2021-22, Yashasvi scored 100 in the first innings against UP and 181 in the second innings. But in the second innings he could not score a single run in 50 balls. But later he played a big innings. His tolerance shows how mature he is. Former cricketer Lalchand Rajput said that it is not easy to perform equally in all the three formats, but Yashasvi has shown it by doing so.
Tejashwi told that it was a proud moment for our family. He was working hard for this for a long time. Father is traveling to Kanwar and he had prayed for Yashasvi. Yashasvi is the quietest person in the family and focuses a lot on his game. Meanwhile, another big news came for Yashasvi. He has got a place in the Indian T20 team for the Asian Games. He would like to repeat his performance in the second Test against the West Indies as well. The second Test is starting from 20 July.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 15, 2023, 13:03 IST