“The thing that struck me was his backfoot play” – Brad Hogg applauds Yashasvi Jaiswal
By SMCS - Jul 19, 2023 11:10 am
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Former Australian left-arm wrist-spinner Brad Hogg is quite impressed with how Yashasvi Jaiswal batted on his debut against the West Indies in the first Test at Dominica as well. He smashed a stunning 171 to set up a massive win for India, also earning the Player of the Match award as well. However, Hogg opined on just how good Jaiswal’s backfoot game was and how well he used both sides of the wicket as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century on Test debut

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Brad Hogg said about Yashasvi Jaiswal: “A little left-handed talented Jaiswal, loved the way that he dominated the IPL this year, but also the way that he has entered the Test arena. The thing that struck me was his backfoot play, both on the offside with the late cuts and the pull shots on the leg side.”

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However, Brad Hogg also applauded Jaiswal for making the mental adjustment to the Test format. He said:

“The thing I liked about him was that he was able to adapt from T20 to the longer form of the game. He has patience, he dug in there and set the game up for India. It’s a bright future for Indian cricket and I love the fact that they’ve got Jaiswal opening, Gill at No. 3, surrounded by some experienced players.”

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a dominating century

However, Yashasvi Jaiswal added a massive 229 runs for the first wicket with Rohit Sharma and after the game, Rohit shared how confident the team management was in Jaiswal’s ability as well. He stated:

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“He’s got the talent. We knew about it. He’s shown us in the past couple of years that he’s ready for this big stage. Came and batted sensibly, showed a lot of patience, and the temperament was tested as well – at no stage [did it look] like he was panicking or going away from his plans, which was good to see.”