‘This is the start of my career so I’ll’: Yashasvi Jaiswal on debut 100

Yashasvi Jaiswal, the young Indian opener, made a remarkable debut in Test cricket by becoming the third Indian opener to score a century in his maiden Test match.

He expressed his emotional moment upon reaching the milestone and dedicated his achievement to his family and supporters. Jaiswal, who formed a record-breaking partnership with Rohit Sharma, credited the senior players for their guidance and learning experience.


While he approached significant personal milestones, such as surpassing Shikhar Dhawan’s highest individual score on debut, Jaiswal remained focused on contributing to the team’s success.

“It feels really good. It was an emotional moment [getting 100]. My batting is still going on so the effort will be to play as long as possible for the team,” Jaiswal said. “This is the start of my career so I’ll strive to take that as long as possible too and see how focussed and disciplined I can be going ahead.

“It was very emotional for me, for my family. And for all those who have supported me throughout because it has been a long journey for me. I want to thank everyone who has helped in any way along the way and I want to dedicate this to my parents because they’ve had a big influence on my life, and I want to thank God. Don’t want to say too much… I am happy, but this is the start. I need to keep up,” he added.
He emphasized the importance of providing a solid start and prioritized team goals over personal achievements. Jaiswal’s impressive debut performance reflects a promising future for Indian cricket as he continues to learn from experienced teammates and strive for success.

“I spoke a lot to Rohit while batting. He kept explaining to me how to bat on this wicket and where the runs would come. We had very good communication between us,” Jaiswal said. “Before the game also, he was talking to me, telling me ‘you have to do it’. So I kept thinking about that and how I should prepare mentally and score runs. So I think I’ve learnt a lot from this game and I’ll try to keep doing that going forward too.”

“It makes a lot of difference when experienced players and legends of our team [like Rohit, Virat, Rahane] sit with you, talk to you… It makes a big difference because I keep learning from them,” Jaiswal added.