As the second test of the WI tour started with West Indies chosed to the field, Yashasvi regrets on missed century after being sent out with a half-century.
Yashasvi regrets on missed Century in 2nd WI Test
The first day of the second Test of the West Indies tour concluded with India scoring 288 runs and losing 4 wickets at Trinidad.
The Indian openers Yashasvi and Rohit had scored a partnership century in the second test. But failed to score an individual century. Yashasvi says he missed an opportunity to score his second Test century on Thursday.
He was sent out as he chase a delivery outside the off stump and was caught off by Jason Holder’s bowling.
He scored a half-century before being sent out. “Of course I’m disappointed, but it happens in cricket,” Jaiswal said at the end of the first day’s play at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.
“I’ve to keep learning and make sure what I can do the next time I come in that situation. It’s okay, it’s cricket.
“Every time the desire is to ensure how well I can contribute and play well for the team. That’s the thought in every match – to set a good platform for the team.
“Whenever I bat, I always try to bat for long. There’s of course disappointment when we get out. It’s cricket, we need to keep learning what we can do next time. It’s always a pleasure to play for the country, to enjoy the pressure, to enjoy the situation, enjoy the wicket, the environment.”
India is set to play on the second day of the 2nd Test with Virat and Jadeja on ground. The head coach Rahul Dravid has lots of information to process as the team includes lots of well known batters. He says that Jaiswal want to concentrate to filter out what his best for his game.
“Everyone has their own way of telling things, and everyone has experience. So I’ll listen to everything that’s said and see what suits my game and try doing that. If I’m around people who are experienced, and they are talking, there is some thought behind it.
I really like to hear them and try seeing what suits my game and try to develop my game. Getting information, experience and learning from them – small stuff – is incredible.”
India had a good start as Yashasvi and Rohit opened for India with 139 stand. They weren’t surprised by the choice of West Indies to bowl as the pitch differed from the pitch of 1st Test took place in Dominica.
After Jaiswal’s dismissal, Shubman Gill was sent out with a low digit score. Ajinkya Rahane also was sent out with single digit score. After the fall of the fourth wicket, Jadeja and Virat took the chance and scored 106 runs.
Virat was 13 runs shy from a century on the first day of the test as he plays in 500th international match. India had scored 288 runs losing 4 wickets in 84 overs in Trinidad.
“We were ready for whatever comes. This wicket was different from the previous wicket. It was good to bat on, I was enjoying batting with Rohit bhaiya. We’re always talking about the situation and how we can go ahead. Of course we had our plans of what we can do.”
“We’ve been batting well. We will think about having a good target. Let’s see what will happen tomorrow. It’s always great to watch him (Virat Kohli) bat and bat alongside him. He’s a legend and I’m blessed to play with him. It’s wonderful to go out with him and learn from him.
There is a lot to learn from him, to keep watching what he does outside the field and on the field. It’s a pleasure to talk to him and learning from him.”