IPL 2023
Yashasvi Jaiswal is ready for India call-up, says Sunil Gavaskar
By SMCS - May 20, 2023 4:52 pm
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Former India player Sunil Gavaskar feels that RR batter Yashasvi Jaiswal is ready for an Indian team call-up and he should be given a chance to perform in international cricket. Jaiswal has had a stunning season in the IPL this year for the Royals and has caught the eye of everyone with his batting performances while opening the batting. The 21-year-old scored the fastest fifty in the history of the IPL as well at the Eden Gardens against KKR a few days ago and again shared a new record to his name with his fifty against PBKS on Friday as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal played an elegant knock

However, Jaiswal became the uncapped player with the most runs in a single edition of the IPL as well, breaking the record set by Shaun Marsh. He has scored 625 runs from 14 matches at an average of 48.08 and a strike rate of 163.61 as well. Many feel that the youngster should be in line for an Indian team call-up and Gavaskar said that the way Yashasvi Jaiswal has batted this season has made him happy and he further added that he is ready to make a mark in international cricket.

“If a batter scores 40-50 runs in T20 in 20-25 balls, he has done well for the team. But if he’s an opener, you’d want him to play 15 overs,” said Gavaskar. “If he scores a century by the time, your team total would easily cross the 190-200 mark. That’s why, the way Yashasvi has batted this season and has made me very happy. He’s a technical batter as well. I think he’s ready and should be given a chance.”

“When a player is in form, and then he gets the chance, his confidence is also skyrocketed. Especially in an international debut, there’s always doubt, ‘Am I ready for international standard?’ If your form isn’t good at the time, your doubt increases. So, it’s important to be in form at that time,” concluded Sunil Gavaskar.