Graeme Smith, a former captain of South Africa, praised Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Yashasvi Jaiswal highly for his performance in the current IPL 2023. With 572 runs in 12 matches at an exceptional average of 52.27, Jaiswal’s incredible campaign has captured the hearts of people all around the world.
The youthful southpaw also added four half-centuries to his campaign along with one ton, and he is currently in position to win the IPL Orange Cap. Graeme Smith exclaimed that the BCCI will have a pleasant headache when it comes to choosing the young prospects after his great hits, mentioning players like Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, and Shubman Gill.
“He (Jaiswal) is definitely knocking down the door in terms of selection. He is currently only able to accomplish that. He is in charge of that. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, who is now injured, are three veteran cricketers that Indian cricket is fortunate to have as possibilities. Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill are also available. The selectors undoubtedly have some pleasant problems, but Yashasvi has definitely elevated his name in the discussion, according to Smith, who was quoted by Hindustan Times.
He is dynamic now thanks to his stroke play: Gregory Smith
Notably, Jaiswal made headlines in his most recent match against KKR with a thunderous 98-ball undefeated score that included 12 fours and five sixes. Smith, who has been keeping track of Jaiswal’s domestic performances, believes the 21-year-old has improved from the previous IPL season.
“Well, he’s been amazing. I’ve witnessed a few of his really strong home performances. His game has improved during the previous IPL season, as well. I’ve enjoyed seeing him play. He simply has a knack for identifying gaps. He has grown strength on the leg side, which has made him lively, and he has stroke play, especially on the off side.