“I’m trying my best to improve myself as a cricketer,” says Yashasvi Jaiswal￼
Yashasvi Jaiswal knows the art of making areas of strength for an assertion, as he accomplished for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL last month and all the more as of late in Ranji Trophy thumps outs for Mumbai this month.
He is all of 20 however Yashasvi Jaiswal knows the art of making areas of strength for an assertion, as he accomplished for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL last month and all the more as of late in the Ranji Trophy thumps outs for Mumbai this month.
Having scored a hundred in the quarterfinals and two tons in the semi-finals, Jaiswal was looking set for his fourth century before Madhya Pradesh seamer Abubhav Agarwal snapped him for 78 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy on Wednesday.
“Yes, I’m a bit sad about it, but this is cricket. You have to experience both the good and the bad (part), and that’s something I’ve learned by now,”Jaiswal said after the day’s play.
“Because in cricket, things won’t go how you want (things to go), but I’m trying my best to improve myself as a cricketer and as a human being,”he said.
Jaiswal, during the IPL, was dropped after the first few games but made a comeback in the Royals playing XI in the second half, scoring a couple of impressive half-tons.
“The same thing happened there in IPL. I got three games, was out, and came back (into the side) after seven games. But through all these gaps, I had it in my mind that I need to work hard and be disciplined all the time,”Jaiswal said.
He said during a lean phase, it is only hard work that pays off.
“Working (hard) every day is important because then I’ll become consistent. When I was dropped from playing XI in IPL, every day I was working with Zubin sir (Zubin Bharucha, director of cricket at RR) and training well with support staff like Raj Muni and Yogesh. Zubin sir was keeping me motivated all the time,”he spoke with loads of gratitude.
While a Ranji trophy final is a very different game from other matches, the stylish left-handed batter said he has a strong belief in doing well in pressure situations.
“A final is different because you’ve got a very different mindset. People who are close to me say so much stuff because they want me to do well. They put pressure, of course. To be honest, I’m happy to take that pressure, I enjoy it,”the affable youngster said.
“I go out with that mindset that I will do it. I trust and believe myself, that whenever I go out there, I’ll do well,”he said in a confident tone.
“Of course, we knew that he (Kartikeya) would bowl the first over. They were playing some trick, like trying some stuff to mentally disintegrate us, which I’ve seen them doing earlier,”he said.
“For example, the keeper goes far back and the fast bowler walks up to the run-up but all along we knew that Kartikeya is going to bowl because Shaw Bhai told me about it. We were ready.
“We didn’t want them to think that we were not prepared. We had prepared enough. Whoever was going to bowl, I didn’t care. I just needed to watch the ball,”Jaiswal said.