Yashasvi Jaiswal, a young Indian batsman for the Rajasthan Royals, has been one of the finest batsmen this season, enthralling the fans with several flamboyant innings, including his first IPL century. His Rajasthan colleague and former England captain Joe Root praised the youngster’s hunger and determination.
After a string of disappointing results derailed their IPL 2023 campaign, Sanju Samson’s team may not qualify for the playoffs, but he would be satisfied with Yashasvi Jaiswal’s emergence in the 16th edition of the tournament. This year, Jaiswal, who is one of the leading run scorers in the competition, has taken his game to the next level.
This season, Jaiswal’s stroke-making ability has caught the eye, but former England captain Joe Root was impressed by the youngster’s desire to master the game’s nuances. The English batting savant disclosed that the young opener constantly strives to develop his game by observing other players and possesses a remarkable work ethic.
“You could potentially observe it (India debut) tomorrow. It is quite remarkable that he is so hungry and has such a strong desire and confidence in his own abilities. He ensures that he keeps seeking improvement and learning, which he does, and he has a great temperament in this regard as well as an exceptional work ethic. News18 quoted Root as saying, “He is always trying to learn from other players and the people around him.”
Currently, there are no true weaknesses that can be identified: Root
The batting maestro went on to say that Jaiswal’s game is currently devoid of any discernible flaws, as the youthful speedster has performed well against both spin and pace. Root believes that a maiden India call-up for the southpaw is imminent.
“I believe he possesses all of the necessary qualities, and there are no obvious areas of weakness.” He has dominated spin and seam throughout the entire tournament, and his current level of confidence is astounding,” he added.