After scoring a century against West Indies, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets emotional after his maiden Test century and thanks Indian management for this golden opportunity in the West Indies tour.
Jaiswal Opens on His Maiden Test Century
Yashasvi Jaiswal, the 21 years old year batter, has made his century in the first test against West Indies and will be looking forward to contributing more in the upcoming days.
Jaiswal had been in the field for the entire Day 2, scoring 143 runs and making a team score of 312 at the end of the day.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was always aiming for greater heights. Since his U19 days, Jaiswal consistency and talent made him shine among his peers. His talent and skills in domestic cricket and IPL gave enough proof to be selected for the West Indies tour.
Jaiswal make use of the first chance and proved his worth to the team management. Opening the innings in the first Test in Dominica, he becomes the third Indian opener to slam a century after Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.
Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma broke the record of the highest opening score of the India pair earlier set by Shewag and Sanjay Bangar who scored 201 in a Test in Mumbai in 2002.
The match was like an old-fashioned Test match where two prolific batters tired the bowlers, which did not have much power to stop the duo. Jaiswal’s maiden century came off 215 balls while Rohit took 220 balls on their field presence.
For aggressive batters like Rohit and Jaiswal, it was also not an easy task to have control when the pitch made the ball slower with most of the deliveries stopped.
The ball was gripping off the surface and the bowling of Raheem Cornwall 0/22 for 11 overs made it tough for the batters. The batters scored 66 runs in the first session but after the lunch, they scored 99 runs.
After completing the second day of the match, Jaiswal thanked the management and the Indian captain for their support.
He said, “I’ve just gone out to express myself, thankful for everyone, this is just a start and I want to do well going further.”
Jaiswal continued, “I think this is one of the emotional knocks for me, was just proud of myself, it’s difficult to get opportunities in the Indian team, I would like to thank everyone, the supporters, team management, and Rohit Bhai.”
“The pitch is on the slower side and the outfield is very slow, it was difficult and challenging, it was pretty hot and I wanted to keep doing it for my country, just play ball-by-ball and enjoy my cricket.
I love Test cricket, I like this challenge, I enjoy the situation when the ball swings and seams. We have worked hard on everything,” Jaiswal signed off.
Jaiswal’s test debut century had made him the 17th player from India to make three-figure scores in Test. At the end of Day 2, India scored 312 runs for 2 wickets loss where Jaiswal and Kohli stand at the crease with 143 and 36 runs respectively.