New Delhi. Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who performed brilliantly in domestic cricket, has been included in India’s 16-member Test team for the West Indies tour. Yashasvi has entered Team India for the first time. He had a strong performance in the 16th season of IPL. Yashasvi’s first reaction has also come after joining Team India. Yashasvi is very happy to get a place in India’s Test squad.
For Yashasvi Jaiswal, the journey till Team India has been very struggling. This boy who used to watch IPL matches by climbing a tree is a part of Team India today. Yashasvi, who practices at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, has spent many nights in a tent. Yashasvi participated in IPL 2023 on behalf of Rajasthan Royals in which he also scored a blistering century. Now he can be seen playing Test matches in the West Indies.
Yashasvi scored 9 centuries in 26 innings
Yashasvi Jaiswal said in a conversation with Indian Express after joining Team India, ‘This is the moment I have always been waiting for.’ Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal was associated with Team India as a reserve player in the WTC final against Australia. Yashasvi has scored 1845 runs in first class cricket in 26 innings with 9 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
‘One day you will also see me playing IPL in Wankhede’
After returning from England, Yashasvi Jaiswal is currently spending time with his family at home. Despite all this, Yashasvi’s feet are still on the ground. He is the same as before. There has been no change in them. He is still driving the same second hand car which he had bought earlier. Yashasvi recalled those days when he had told his roommate that one day I will also play IPL. Yashasvi said, I had told my roommate that one day you will also see me playing IPL under floodlights at Wankhede Stadium.
India’s 16-man Test squad for West Indies tour is as follows:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2023