Talented Team India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has said that it’s an honour to bat with a cricket legend like Virat Kohli. He also added that there are a lot of things that he can learn from the former India captain, saying that he is trying to do the same as well.
Jaiswal top-scored for India with 68 off 34 balls in the second T20I against Afghanistan at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday while chasing a target of 173 and winning by six wickets in 15.4 overs. Apart from Jaiswal, Shivam Dube also hit an amazing 63* off 32 balls. Earlier, he shared a 57-run stand with Kohli after Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a duck.
At a post-match presentation, Jaiswal said: “It was really nice, going there and [I am] enjoying the game. Whenever I bat with Virat bhaiya, it’s an honor to bat with him; lots of things to learn. When we were batting, we had a small chat that where we can hit. We decided that it is quite easy to hit over long-on or mid-off. We were trying to do that. The intent was there, and there were positive vibes as well. We were just trying to hit good shots.”
The youngster hit five fours and six sixes in his stunning knock before being caught behind off Karim Janat as well. However, with the T20 World Cup only six months away, Jaiswal seems to be in the race for the ICC event. If he carries on batting in the same way, he could remain the first-choice opener ahead of Shubman Gill as well.
“I have been told to express myself and try to do what I do and just keep working hard in my practice sessions and on my process. Whenever I get a chance, I try my best and make sure that I am doing things for team, which is important. I am just trying to do well for my team,” Yashasvi Jaiswal concluded.