Zaheer Khan Praises Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Consistent Intentions And Stellar Form
By CricShots - Mar 8, 2024 7:34 pm
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Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan showered praise on Yashasvi Jaiswal for his outstanding performance in the ongoing fifth Test against England. Jaiswal showcased his batting prowess on Day 1, scoring a crucial half-century and contributing to a 104-run partnership for the first wicket with captain Rohit Sharma. Zaheer commended Jaiswal’s hunger for runs and emphasized the young opener’s consistent approach to the game.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal

In awe of Jaiswal’s determination, Zaheer highlighted the positive signs in the batter’s early Test career, emphasizing the importance of maintaining focus and avoiding complacency. According to Zaheer, Jaiswal’s commitment to consolidating his form instead of taking it for granted is a commendable trait.

“The hunger to score runs is something which is very evident, for a player to have this kind of approach so early in his Test career is something which gets everyone excited right now when you’re looking at him and the way he’s approaching the game,” Zaheer Khan remarked in an interview with Sports18.

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The former Indian pacer acknowledged that the high expectations surrounding Jaiswal could bring additional pressure, but he emphasized the young opener’s ability to handle it. Zaheer believes that Jaiswal’s approach and signs of maturity bode well for consistent performances in the future.

Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan

“He just wanted to consolidate his form, not take the form for granted is something which is very important. So he’s showing all those right kind of signs for these kinds of performances to come more consistently in the future,” Zaheer Khan added.

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In the ongoing Test series against England, Yashasvi Jaiswal has showcased exceptional form, accumulating 712 runs from nine innings at an impressive average of 89 and a striking strike rate of 79.91. With three fifties and two double-hundreds, Jaiswal has been a key contributor to India’s success in the series. India currently holds an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, and their strong position in the batting innings of the fifth Test suggests the possibility of securing another victory and concluding the series on a high note.