“During my time at RR, I was truly impressed with Jaiswal’s work ethic and commitment”- Lasith Malinga
By SMCS - Feb 19, 2024 11:33 am
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Former Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga applauded Yashasvi Jaiswal’s work ethic and commitment to the game after he smashed his second consecutive double-century in Test cricket. Jaiswal’s 209 in the first innings of the second Test set the stage for a victory in Vizag after India lost the first match in Hyderabad. He scored a brilliant 214* in the second essay of the third Test and shepherded India to 430/4 before Rohit Sharma declared the innings. England failed to do well in the chase for 557 as they were bundled out for 122 in the final innings and lost the match by 434 runs.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes three consecutive sixes of James Anderson

Lasith Malinga took to his X handle after the conclusion of the match and praised Jaiswal as a special talent. He wrote: “During my time at RR, I was truly impressed with Jaiswal’s work ethic and commitment to the game. I have seen such a level of dedication from only a handful of youngsters throughout my career. This kid is special, and this is definitely not the ceiling for him. Well played.”

While speaking after the conclusion of the third Test, Yashasvi Jaiswal opined on his thought process while batting at the crease as well.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal scores a double century

He said: “Just trying to make it big whenever I’m set. In Test cricket, whenever I’m playing well, I try to make sure I play as long as I can for my team. It was difficult for me yesterday. I had to wait and then play my shots. Once I was settled I could play my shots. I felt there was something in the wicket. It was really important for me to give a good start. I was trying to make sure I could play as many balls as possible. When I was inside I kept thinking that when I go out I wanted to make it count.”