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Owais Shah says Yashasvi Jaiswal should be proud of his knock
By SMCS - Feb 25, 2024 11:00 am
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Owais Shah feels Yashasvi Jaiswal should be proud of his knock in India’s first innings of the fourth Test against England as well. However, Jaiswal scored 73 runs off 117 deliveries as India ended Day 2 (Saturday, February 24) in Ranchi at 219/7. However, India bowled England out for 353 earlier in the day and trailed England by 134 runs heading into the third morning.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scores another brilliant century

During a discussion on Colors Cineplex, Shah said: “He would be disappointed but he should feel quite proud as well with this knock because it wasn’t that easy to bat on this pitch. The ball was moving decently and Anderson was taking an examination, especially with the new ball. However, he left that spell and also played straight. He got one or two outside edges as well but they went along the ground. So he played out that dangerous spell and then played his shots. This innings will be very helpful for him going forward.”

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However, Owais Shah also added that Jaiswal will remember this knock when he plays on similar pitches that help seam movement. He also added that he would realize that it’s not necessary to play aggressively always as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes three consecutive sixes of James Anderson

“Every batter who plays Test cricket has shots. That’s why they have reached international cricket. However, the exam of Test cricket is that you have to play your shots selectively. You read the conditions and play accordingly. If the full ball is moving, you say that you won’t play the drive and will score runs off shorter deliveries. It’s a game of cat and mouse, the batter wants to play the drive but he stops himself and chooses the shots he can play. That’s why this was a fantastic innings from Yashasvi Jaiswal because he batted thoughtfully,” Shah concluded.