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“He is even above Sir Don Bradman” – Aakash Chopra praises Yashasvi Jaiswal’s conversion rate
By SMCS - Feb 3, 2024 9:07 am
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Former India opener turned commentator Aakash Chopra has praised Yashasvi Jaiswal for smashing a century in India’s first innings of the second Test against England. He also lauded the youngster’s hunger to convert his starts into good knocks as well. However, Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 179 off 257 deliveries on Day 1 in Visakhapatnam on Friday (February 2). And, he will hope to score his maiden Test double-century on Day 2 as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “The most fantastic performance came from Yashasvi Jaiswal’s bat. How well the kid batted. Jimmy Anderson was the only pacer and he kept leaving his deliveries. He gave a lot of respect to James Anderson’s bowling. When spin came, he hit two fours in the first over. After that, he showed why this player is so special. His conversion rate of fifties into hundreds for players who have 10 or more centuries in first-class cricket, he is even above Sir Don Bradman at this point in time.”

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Among players who have scored at least 10 first-class centuries, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s conversion rate of 73.33% is the best as well. He has scored 2435 runs which came at an outstanding average of 76.09 in 21 first-class games, including the ongoing second Test against England.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a dominating century

“Yashasvi is living up to his name. He shows every time that he is absolutely stellar. He is standing alone on 179 because the second-highest is not even 40. So Yashasvi Jaiswal on one side and the rest of the Indian team on the other. He showed how you need to play spin on a surface that is playing like a true Indian surface. It is not a bad pitch, there isn’t too much help for spin, on Day 1 of course. He smothered the full deliveries and hit them hard. He didn’t have any hesitation to hit in the air and reached his century with a six,” Aakash Chopra concluded.