Former India player Aakash Chopra has applauded Yashasvi Jaiswal for playing a match-defining performance across formats at the start of his international career. The West Indies set India a 179-run target in the fourth T20I on Saturday, August 12 and Jaiswal then smoked an unbeaten 84 off just 51 balls to help India register a nine-wicket win with three overs to spare and draw level in the five-match series as well.
While reviewing the game in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “Who is my Player of the Match? I am going with Yashasvi Jaiswal. This was just his fourth game in the Indian jersey. He played two Test matches – 171 in the first Test and Player of the Match. He got out early in the first T20I but he remained unbeaten till the end and won his team the game in the second match. Player the Match – Yashasvi Jaiswal. He has represented India four times and won Player of the Match twice.”
Yashasvi Jaiswal played a 171-run knock and won the Player of the Match on his international debut in the first Test against the West Indies last month. Although he failed to replicate that performance in his maiden T20I, his stunning knock on Saturday won him his second Player of the Match award as well.
Aakash Chopra stated: “The way the player plays, the intent and ability he has, we are seeing a future superstar. He is not a star but a superstar. You will see him representing India in all three formats and doing very well. He batted extremely well. In fact, when he and Shubman Gill were playing, Yashasvi was going far ahead at the start. Gill did show his colors and form after that but the first half was all about Yashasvi.”