“I have been told by Surya bhai…” Indian opener Yashasvi shares game plan against Australia

India’s dynamic young opener, Jashasvi Jaiswal, etched a memorable performance in the recent game, delivering a scintillating 24-ball fifty that not only secured him the coveted Man of the Match award but also played a pivotal role in propelling the Indian Cricket Team to an imposing total of 235 runs.

Reflecting on his outstanding innings, Jaiswal expressed, “It was really special for me. I was trying to play all my shots, aiming to be fearless. I was sure of my decisions. I have been told by Surya bhai and VVS sir to go and play freely. I have been asked to express myself. For me, what I think I can develop and not think about anything else,” showcasing the young cricketer’s determination to learn and evolve.


Addressing his recent partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad, Jaiswal acknowledged his earlier mistake in the last game, expressing gratitude for Ruturaj’s humility and understanding. He emphasized that Ruturaj Gaikwad is not only humble but also caring, embodying the spirit of sportsmanship.

Still on a learning curve, Jaiswal revealed, “I am still learning. It was my mistake in the last game, and I said sorry to Ruturaj. Accepted it was my mistake. Rutu bhai is so humble and very caring. I really worked on my fitness. I am trying to develop all my shots. The mental stuff is something I am working on. I believe in my practice sessions,” showcasing his commitment to constant improvement.

The young cricketer, brimming with confidence after his stellar performance, is eager to solidify his position in the team and secure a spot in the India squad for the upcoming World Cup. Jaiswal attributes his success to the supportive backing from teammates like Suryakumar Yadav (SKY) and VVS Laxman, who have instilled confidence in him, granting him the freedom to express himself fully on the field. Jaiswal, however, recognizes that his journey doesn’t end here, expressing his intent to further refine his shots and work on his mental resilience, embodying the spirit of continuous growth and development in the world of cricket.