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Pragyan Ojha opines on whether Yashasvi Jaiswal can be compared to Virender Sehwag for his fearlessness
By SMCS - Feb 4, 2024 9:30 am
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Former India player Pragyan Ojha said that it’s too early to compare Yashasvi Jaiswal’s fearless approach with the veteran Virender Sehwag. However, Jaiswal scored a stunning 209 runs off 290 deliveries as India posted 396 in their first innings on Day 2 of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Saturday as well. They then bowled England out for 253 and before finishing the day they finished at 28 for no loss in their second innings as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden double century

During a discussion on Colors Cineplex, Ojha said, “It can be said that he is playing fearless cricket. However, if you talk about Virender Sehwag, it’s not about one, two or three matches. You talk about how his entire career has been. So this is just the start. We will see how he plays going forward. We will pray that he plays like this but it remains to be seen how he keeps the expectations aside and attacks fearlessly. Sehwag did that consistently for many years. So I feel it’s a little early.”

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However, Yashasvi Jaiswal reached his century with a six off Tom Hartley’s bowling as well. He hit fours to reach the 50, 150 and 200-run marks as well. And, Pragyan Ojha also lauded Yashasvi Jaiswal for hitting seven sixes during his innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century on Test debut

“A player steps out or plays attackingly if he knows he can handle wherever the ball is pitched. That’s why Yashasvi plays like that. He completed his century with a six. It reflected his confidence. He batted fantastically but the best part was the clarity and maturity he showed. It’s not that easy. You get stuck at times but he held the innings together. He lost his partners but he stood firmly like Angad’s leg,” Pragyan Ojha concluded.