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RP Singh opines on the difference between Virender Sehwag and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s batting styles
By SMCS - Feb 3, 2024 11:00 am
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Former Indian pace bowler RP Singh said that there are a lot of differences between the batting styles of youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal and legendary opener Virender Sehwag. However, Jaiswal’s counter-attacking style of batting in the longer format has drawn comparisons with the way Sehwag used to play as well. The left-handed batter smashed a six to get to his hundred, something Sehwag used to do.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag

Speaking to Cricbuzz, RP Singh said: “Sehwag’s brand of cricket wasn’t similar to Yashasvi Jaiswal’s. Once Sehwag used to decide which bowler he was going to go against, he wouldn’t spare the bowler until he caused complete carnage.”He instilled fear in the minds of the opposition and didn’t used to think about whether he was batting on 180 or 190. Jaiswal is more calm and composed and is someone who will look to bat long and bat big.”

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“There was absolute clarity in Jaiswal’s shot selection today. When he wanted to attack, there were no half-measures about it. Sometimes you premeditate a shot and end up losing your wicket. But that wasn’t the case with Yashasvi Jaiswal, as his clarity in thought process and right shot selection helped him dominate,” he further added.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century on Test debut

“Batters from Mumbai and West Zone are known to dig deep and play a massive innings, and that’s what Jaiswal did today,” added Singh (4:00). “He was very comfortable in his defence and ensured that he got those crucial partnerships consistently even when wickets fell at regular intervals. Just like his name, Yashasvi had a successful day out,” RP Singh concluded.