Yashasvi Jaiswal From Selling Street Food To Breaking Records in Cricket History

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Playing Test cricket is the sole priority for any cricketer. And having a perfect debut is what one looks for. Well, the young Yashasvi Jaiswal has had an amazing debut. It must be a dream come true moment for him. The left-hander smashed 171 runs in the first Test against West Indies, breaking many records.

After years of hard work and consistent performances in domestic cricket and IPL, Yashasvi Jaiswal has found a place in the Indian team. Yashasvi has been brought into the squad as a replacement for Cheteshwar Pujara. Because he is a left-hander, he brings much-needed balance to the team.

There were discussions on his position of batting. Everyone thought he might be playing at number three, replacing Pujara. But Shubman Gill asked the management to put him at number three as he thinks he will be useful at number three. This helped Yashasvi get the opening spot alongside the captain Rohit Sharma.

The Indian team was in search of a left-hander to open the innings in Test cricket for a while. So, the search stops here as young Jaiswal is the perfect find and is here to stay.

Records that Yashasvi Jaiswal broke:

Fourth youngest batter to score a century on Test debut

The young talent, Yashasvi Jaiswal, became the fourth youngest Indian batter to smash a century on his debut. Prithvi Shaw, Abbas Ali Baig, and Gundappa Vishwanath are the top three.

Prithvi’s 134 on his debut came against the West Indies team in 2018-19. Abbas Ali Baig, who came in as a replacement for Vijay Majrekar, smashed 112 at the Old Trafford Ground. Gundappa Vishwanath’s 137 in the second innings of the Kanpur Test against Australia in 1969 made him the third youngest.

And Yashasvi Jaiswal scripted history by becoming the fourth youngest to score a century. His knock of 171 in the first Test of the West Indies tour 2023 is a record-breaking innings in Indian cricket history.

Joins elite list of scoring a century on debut away from home

Jaiswal enters the elite group of smashing a century on debut away from home. The list includes the likes of Suresh Raina and Sourav Ganguly.

Suresh Raina made a ton on his Test debut on a Sri Lanka tour. While Sourav Ganguly’s 131 on his Test debut came at Lord’s, England. And now, Jaiswal’s century in West Indies on his debut brings his name to this elite list.

Third-highest score in a Test Debut inning from an Indian

The first spot of this record is for another left-hander who has been consistent in his career, Shikhar Dhawan. His 187 against Australia on his debut at Mohali is the highest score by an Indian on Test debut.

Rohit Sharma, the current Indian captain, is sitting in the second spot with 177 on his debut. He smashed this century against the West Indies in 2013 at Eden Gardens.

And now Yashasvi scripted this record to make the third-highest score while batting alongside Rohit Sharma.

Faced third most balls in a debut innings

The 21-year-old faced 387 deliveries while he made 171, which is the third most balls faced in a debut inning. The other two batters are Brendon Kuruppu of Sri Lanka and Mathew Sinclaire of New Zealand.

Highest opening partnership for India in away Test

Jaiswal’s fantast opening partnership of 229 runs with Rohit Sharma in the first Test against the West Indies broke the previous record of 159 runs shared by Virender Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer.

Also, Jaiswal and Rohit’s opening partnership set a new mark for India’s highest opening partnership in away Tests. Their incredible 229-run stand broke the previous record of 213 runs held by Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan in England.

The partnership of Jaiswal and Rohit marked a significant milestone. This was the first time India overcame a first-innings deficit without losing a single wicket.

To get into the Indian team and cement a place is a lot tougher than before. With the highest population in the world and where cricket is like a religion, there are a lot of talented players in line to wear the blue.

But a player like Yashasvi Jaiswal comes once a decade. First, he is a left-hander, which will put an end to India’s hunt for a top-order lefty batter. The class and elegance he has is what India has been searching for.

He has achieved so much in the last few years, which became a path for him to get here. From winning the Under-19 World Cup as a captain to scoring loads of runs in domestic cricket. Yashasvi has shown that he is what India has been looking for.

The new era has begun, with the likes of Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, and Mohammed Siraj, India looking new and dangerous.

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