After the ‘JaisBall’ show vs. England in the 1st Test, R. Ashwin gives Yashasvi his stamp of approval

With the youngster of team India Yashasvi Jaiswal ruling the roost with his counterattacking batting against the Bazball-friendly England side on Thursday, veteran Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is convinced that his Rajasthan Royals teammate has taken Test cricket like a fish to water. After Ben Stokes' England mustered a below-par 246 in its first essay, Rohit Sharma's Team India bossed the English bowlers with their fearless batting style on Day 1 of the 1st Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Reflecting on Jaiswal's brilliant performance on Day 1, veteran spinner Ashwin compared the India opener to power-hitter Rishabh Pant. after India ended Day 1 by posting 119 for one in 23 overs. Ashwin said, “Jaiswal had a great time in the IPL and had a wonderful start in first-class cricket. I am quite enjoying it. I am seeing Rishabh Pant there. His fearless cricket is serving him well. Yashaswi has not put a foot wrong; he has taken to test cricket like a fish to water.”


Jan 25, 2024 1:46 PM