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“Came and Batted Sensibly”, Rohit Praises Jaiswal over his maiden Test Century

Receiving the maiden international cap from the Indian cricket team is a dream for many blooming domestic cricketers in India. Though many players achieve this height, some failed to make use of the chance and soon face downfall.

Players always try to impress the selection board with an outstanding performance in their maiden appearance which many players failed to do. That’s not the case in Yashasvi Jaiswal, the youngster who received his maiden Test cap at the age of 21 in a test match against West Indies on July 12, 2023 scored a TON and scripts various records.

Rohit Praises Jaiswal over his maiden Test Century

Jaiswal who has a strong record in first-class cricket, made an unforgettable knock in his maiden appearance. BCCI has named Jaiswal in the India squad for the West Indies tour 2023 where the team is scheduled to play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20I games between July 12 to August 13.

The 2 Tests of the India tour of West Indies 2023 will be a part of the 2023–2025 ICC World Test Championship. Following their second consecutive WTC final defeat, the Indian cricket team faced many backlashes from cricket experts and fans.

Indian cricket team were under pressure to kickstart their new WTC cycle with a victory. Despite the previous head-to-head stats where West Indies have the upper hand against India, the visitors won the first test and leads the 2-match test series.

India beats WI in 1st Test
India players celebrate after defeating West Indies by an innings and 141 runs on Day 3(Image: BCCI)

Regarding his outstanding performance in the 1st Test against West Indies which India won by an innings and 141 runs, Rohit Sharma praised Jaiswal and said 

“He has the talent, he has shown us in the past that he is ready. Came and batted sensibly. The temperament was also tested, at no stage he was panicking. The chats we had were to remind him that ‘you belong here. You have done the hard yards, enjoy your time here”.

Though India lost the toss and was forced to bowl first, the visitors made a good impression with the ball. Indian lead spinners Jadeja and Ashwin bagged a total of 8 wickets where Ashwin created numerous records with his 34th 5 wickets haul including entering into the 700 wickets club.

West Indies scored 150 runs in their first inning while the visitors declared the game while scoring 421 runs for 5 wickets loss. Indian openers, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma made a 229 runs partnership and broke a 2-decade record and laid a strong foundation for the Indian cricket team.

While everyone expected a third century of the game from Virat Kohli, R Cornwall dismissed the Indian star for 76 runs. With Jadeja’s 37 India moved beyond the 400 runs mark and scored 421 runs before declaring.

In their 2nd inning, West Indies again failed to impress with the bat and ended their inning while scoring 130 runs. In the second inning, Ashwin bagged 7 wickets while Jadeja bagged 2 wickets and paved the way for India’s victory in the 1st Test game. Centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal has been awarded the Player of the Match award for his impressive 171 runs from 387 deliveries.

The 2nd and final test of the India tour of West Indies 2023 will be played between July 20 to 24 in Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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