Former South African cricketer Graeme Smith has lavished rich praise on Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Yashasvi Jaiswal for his heroics in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. He said that he has been incredible in the league and is knocking on the door of the selectors.
“He (Jaiswal) has been incredible,” says Yashavi Jaiswal
Young Rajasthan Royals batter Yashasvi Jaiswal has taken the league by storm. The Southpaw has been one of the best batters in this year of the IPL as he has been smashing runs for fun and is one of the main reasons behind the success of the team.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been quite aggressive batting at the top of the order as he has come out all guns blazing in all the games and has given his team a fiery start in all the games and eventually win the games.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has smashed a century and also smashed the fastest half-century in the league as he achieved the feat in just 13 balls against KKR. He’s currently the second-highest leading run scorer in the league with 575 runs to his name.
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Graeme Smith hailed Yashasvi Jaiswal as incredible and pointed out his unique ability to score runs in all parts of the ground. Speaking to PTI, he said
“He (Jaiswal) has been incredible. watched his domestic performances and growth in his game from last season. The natural ability to find gap and increased his strength on leg side and hasn’t got out to spin which is a huge positive and he has got a pretty good all-round game, but when you speak to him what comes out is that he is very determined.”
“He is certainly knocking down the door with performances and that’s all he can do,” says Graeme Smith on Yashasvi Jaiswal
Graeme Smith further went on to say that Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a lot of his strides and he’s knocking on the doors of his selectors with his staggering performances. He added further:
“He takes a lot in his stride and there’s pressure now on him to get higher honours and the way he is handling is superb. In terms of getting selected (in Indian team), he is certainly knocking down the door with performances and that’s all he can do. Indian cricket is blessed to have so many options. India has Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and selectors have some nice headaches as he (Jaiswal) has certainly put his name right there in conversation.”
With the way Jaiswal is going, it’s fair to say that he might get an India call soon. With the transition going on in the Indian side in T20Is, he can be a valuable asset.