Former India player Parthiv Patel has applauded Yashasvi Jaiswal for scoring a double century early in his Test career. He added that even greats like Sachin Tendulkar played many Tests before achieving the feat. However, Jaiswal scored a stunning 209 runs in India’s first-innings total of 396 in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam as well. The hosts then bowled England out for 253 in their first innings before ending the second day (Saturday) at 28 for no loss in their second innings.
During a discussion on Colors Cineplex, Parthiv Patel said: “Yashasvi Jaiswal used to see the lights at the Wankhede and wanted to hear the applause for him, and we saw that happening in the IPL when he struck a century in the same Wankhede Stadium. However, Test cricket is a different thing. He had already struck a century in Test cricket but today we got to see a double century, which is not scored regularly. Sachin paaji took a long time to score a double century in Test cricket and he has made it early in his career.”
However, Parthiv Patel shared that the double hundred against England was just the start of Yashasvi Jaiswal’s milestones. He also added that considering the youngster’s hunger for runs, many more are around the corner as well. And, Owais Shah also shared his views on Yashasvi Jaiswal who struck 19 fours and seven sixes during his innings as well.
“It’s good that he listened to me. You need to praise him. He was the only player who was like a thorn for the England team. The way he played Jimmy Anderson, who according to me was England’s most dangerous bowler, and then the way he plays the spinners by using his feet both forward and back. We also got to see that he bats intelligently because when Kuldeep Yadav was there alongside him, he took the responsibility of managing Jimmy Anderson and let Kuldeep play the spinners. You need to give him credit for that. I enjoyed watching him a lot, this is a batsman,” he concluded.