Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan made a bold statement. He said that he would be picked Yashasvi Jaiswal as a replacement for KL Rahul in the Indian squad for the ICC World Test Championship Final.
Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes the fastest half-century in the history of the IPL
Rajasthan Royals batter Yashasvi Jaiswal set the stage on fire in the IPL 2023 game against KKR. The opening batter took the opposition bowlers to cleaners and smashed them all over the park at Eden Gardens.
While chasing the target of 150 runs, Yashasvi Jaiswal took RR off the flyer as he smashed 26 runs in the first over and then didn’t look back after that. He went on to smash the fastest half-century in the league as he achieved the feat in just 13 balls.
Yashasvi Jaiswal then continued his carnage on the KKR bowlers as he helped his side chase the target in just 13.1 overs. The left-hander ended with the knock of unbeaten 98 runs and batted with a strike rate of over 208, smashing 13 fours and 5 sixes.
“I would’ve selected him as KL Rahul’s replacement for WTC Final,” Michael Vaughan on Yashasvi Jaiswal
Following his heroics, Michael Vaughan was all praise for the young batter. He said that he would’ve picked him in the Indian squad for the ICC WTC Final and hailed him as a superstar. Taking to his Twitter account, he said:
“I would have selected @ybj_19 as KL Rahul’s replacement for the World Test championship final … He is that good .. he is going to be a superstar .. #India.”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 11, 2023
Notably, KL Rahul was ruled out of the Indian squad for the ICC WTC Final due to the injury he suffered in the IPL 2023. In his place, BCCI named Ishan Kishan as the replacement.