- Sep 23, 2023
- Jul 15, 2023
The Rajasthan opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal recently shared his desire of becoming the world’s best all-rounder. The left-handed opener has impressed with his batting prowess so far and is also aiming to hone his bowling skills now. The 20-year-old has bowled in domestic cricket on some occasions.
Jaiswal’s only delivery in his Indian T20 league career was smashed for a six. He came on to bowl at the end of the contest against the Bangalore Franchise in the recently concluded edition.
The aspiring wrist-spinner has seven wickets in first-class cricket and holds an average of 33.14 with an economy of 5.21. In T20 cricket, Jaiswal has bowled in seven matches but is yet to pick up a wicket so far.
In an interview with the Times of India, Jaiswal shared his experience of learning the art of leg-spin under the guidance of star wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
“I talked to him and have taken bowling tips. He told me that I can be a good all-rounder. I told him that I want to be the world’s best all-rounder. I want to be the best in both departments – bowling and batting,” said Jaiswal.
Jaiswal further claimed Chahal to be their team’s magician.
“He is a mystery man (laughs). He is also a legend in his department. He has a number of variations. He plays chess very well,” Jaiswal added.
Meanwhile, Jaiswal entered the record books as he became the fifth batter from Mumbai to score twin hundreds in a Ranji Trophy knockout match. He scored three consecutive centuries to help his team reach the finals.
He also got the Man-of-the-match award for scoring 100 and 181 in the Semi-final against Uttar Pradesh at Bengaluru. Mumbai will now face Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy finals at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru starting on June 22.