He’s all 20 but Yashasvi Jaiswal knows the art of making a comeback statement, as he did for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL last month and most recently in the Ranji Trophy knockouts for Mumbai this month. After scoring one hundred in the quarter-finals and two tonnes in the semi-finals, Jaiswal looked set for his fourth century before Madhya Pradesh fashion designer Anubhav Agarwal took him for 78 on day one of the trophy final Rani on Wednesday.
“Yeah, I’m a little sad about it, but it’s cricket. You have to experience both the good and the bad (part), and that’s something I’ve learned now,” said Jaiswal after the day’s game. “Because in cricket things won’t turn out the way you want (things will turn out), but I’m trying my best to improve myself as a cricketer and as a human being,” he said. he declared.
Jaiswal, in the IPL, was dropped after early games but made a comeback in the Royals’ playing XI in the second half, scoring some impressive half-tons.
Same at the Ranji Trophy, where he was dropped in the league group stage and then came back strong from the quarter-finals, scoring almost 500 points.
“The same thing happened there at IPL. I had three games, I was out and came back (to the team) after seven games. But through all those shortcomings, I had in head that I had to work hard and be disciplined all the time,” Jaiswal said.
He said that during a lean phase, only hard work pays off.
“Working (hard) every day is important, because then I will become consistent. When I was left out of the XI in IPL, every day I was working with Zubin sir (Zubin Bharucha, director of cricket at RR) and training very well with support teams like Raj Muni and Yogesh. Zubin sir kept me motivated all the time,” he spoke with great gratitude.
While a Ranji Trophy final is a very different match to other matches, the stylish southpaw said he was confident to do well in pressure situations.
“A final is different because you have a very different mindset. People who are close to me say so many things, because they want me to do well. They put pressure, of course. To be honest, I’m happy to take that pressure, I appreciate it,” said the affable youngster.
“I go out with this mindset that I’m going to do it. I have confidence and I believe in myself, that every time I go out there, I’ll do well,” he said in a tone. confident.
That he is a good student of the game was evident when he explained how he and his skipper Prithvi Shaw had figured out the MP team trick, which showed they would start with a pacer and then bring in the spinner left arm Kumar Kartikeya.
“Of course we knew he (Kartikeya) would play first. They were playing a trick, like trying stuff to disintegrate us mentally, which I saw them doing earlier,” he said.
“For example, the keeper goes far back and the fast bowler walks to the momentum, but we knew from the start that Kartikeya was going to play because Shaw bhai told me about it. We were literally ready.
“We didn’t want them to think we weren’t prepared. We had prepared enough. It didn’t matter who was going to play, I didn’t care. I just needed to watch the ball,” Jaiswal said.
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