Mumbai’s young batter, Yashasvi Jaiswal had a hilarious moment on the field in his second innings of the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Uttar Pradesh. He failed to open his account for a staggering 53 deliveries. But he managed to score his first runs off the 54th ball, Yashasvi Jaiswal received thunderous sarcastic applause from his Mumbai teammates in the dugout as well as from the Uttar Pradesh cricketers.
Taking the moment in a light-hearted and sporting manner, Yashasvi Jaiswal also raised his bat to the dressing room, thanking them for the applause, which left his teammates in splits. Jaiswal was simply brilliant for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) during the second half of IPL 2022, especially when their stalwart opener, Jos Buttler was going through an inconsistent patch of form.
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Yashaswi Jaiswal was timing the ball well and played quite a few crucial knocks to repay the faith that the team management showed in him by retaining him ahead of the mega auction. 258 runs in 10 games kept him in good stead going into the knockouts of the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. The 20-year-old smashed an impressive second-innings century against Uttarakhand in the quarterfinals and helped Mumbai win the game by a record 725 runs.
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Jaiswal raising the bat, Mumbai dugout cheering, UP players clapping when Jaiswal scored the first run in the 54th ball. pic.twitter.com/VFjdxXLWOa
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Loved been out there, it meant a lot. pic.twitter.com/hjFRAsMn9d
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However, an even better knock for Mumbai from Yashaswi Jaiswal came in the first innings of the ongoing semifinals. Mumbai lost their skipper Prithvi Shaw for a duck in the first over and hence, they were reeling at 24/2. Jaiswal, though, showed incredible temperament and brought up his second first-class century in as many games.
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Jaiswal’s century gave Mumbai a sizeable first innings total and their lead has already crossed the 300-run mark. Jaiswal will now look to up his scoring rate and try and bat Uttar Pradesh out of the semifinals.