Former India opener turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has named Yashasvi Jaiswal as one of the star performers in the second Test between India and England as well. Jaiswal scored 209 runs off 290 balls in India’s first-innings total of 396 in Visakhapatnam. Although the youngster could only score 17 runs in the second innings, his first-innings effort helped India register a convincing 106-run win to draw level in the five-match Test series.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “I have two or three very good names. You can talk about Gill, who has been absolutely good. You can talk about Zak Crawley. He looked very good. You can talk about James Anderson. He did his job very well as a bowler on such a pitch in both innings.”
He further added, “Yashasvi also looked great. Yashasvi Jaiswal played so well. A unique player has emerged for Team India and he has proved himself in tough situations in almost every format. Finding a player like that shows a bright future for Team India. He has it written in his hand that he will surely become a big cricketer one day. It’s been heard that an astrologer had told him in his childhood that he would become a very big sportsperson.”
However, Aakash Chopra also named Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin as a couple of other players who performed quite well in the Visakhapatnam Test as well.
“So these are three or four names who are in my fantastic category – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Jimmy Anderson and Zak Crawley. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin can also be honorable mentions in this. Of course, Ashwin in the second innings and Kuldeep in the first innings,” Aakash Chopra concluded.