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Yashasvi Jaiswal lauds skipper Rohit Sharma’s game-awareness
By SMCS - Mar 15, 2024 6:20 am
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Team India’s young sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal applauded captain Rohit Sharma’s eye for detail and game awareness during their opening partnerships in the recently concluded Test series against England as well. The youngster became only the second Indian after the legendary
Sunil Gavaskar to score the 700-run mark in a Test series. However, he finished with 712 runs in the five Tests at an average of 89 with two
double centuries as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal scores another brilliant century

While talking about Rohit Sharma’s inputs from the non-striker’s end, Jaiswal said in an interview with The Indian Express: “He came and told me that in that moment that shot is not on, it will be better to hit straight. So I was trying to hit straight. I must tell you nothing misses his eyes. He knows everything. That is the biggest quality. He is aware of things and what is going on. Alag level hai, it’s so fun to be around him. The way he backed players throughout this journey, the way he talks, the way he bats. Whatever happens, he will be there to stand by you. I think it’s incredible to see that in your leader. I will keep learning from him.”

Meanwhile, Yashasvi Jaiswal recalled smashing veteran pacer James Anderson for a hattrick of sixes in the third Test in Rajkot by claiming his confidence in destroying him or any bowler once set as well. While batting on 159, the youngster struck Anderson for three consecutive
sixes en route to equaling the record for most sixes in a Test innings, at 12 as well.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes three consecutive sixes of James Anderson

“Those shots were in my mind. I knew I could hit him when I got set. It was in my mind that when I’m on top of my game, I will get him. Get him in the sense, not only him, but any bowler. If I’m going after someone, I will go hundred percent. Some have been playing IPL for quite a while. All have played Ranji Trophy games, many didn’t have international game match experience but had decent experience behind their back,” concluded Yashasvi Jaiswal.