Newly-invigorated explosive player Yashasvi Jaiswal batted by storm in the 56th match of IPL 2023 on Thursday (May 11). The Rajasthan Royals player made the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers sweat by scoring a match-winning knock of 98 runs off 47 balls. He won the hearts of countless cricket lovers on the strength of this stormy batting. On the strength of Jaiswal’s innings, Rajasthan won by passing the challenge of 150 runs in 13.1 overs. After the match, the former head coach of the Indian team Ravi Shastri made a big claim.
While chasing Kolkata’s 150-run challenge in this match, Yashasvi Jaiswal was supported by captain Sanju Samson. Sanju played an important knock of 48 runs off 29 balls. After the match, Ravi Shastri claimed that Jaiswal will be the first to be selected in the Indian T20 squad after the IPL.
Ravi Shastri’s claim
Speaking to the media after Jaiswal’s match-winning knock, Ravi Shastri said, “Everyone who saw Jaiswal’s knock was unanimous in their praise. If he sees shots hit off side, his head is perfectly straight and steady. Also, there is no lack of leg movement. Any player, who is only 21 years old, has come through a very tough road.”
Shastri was asked at this time, when he will come to the Indian team. Responding to this question, he said, “Straight away, the selectors who are watching, would prefer to see him play. They will want to see such talent after a long wait. A talent that excels in every form of cricket.”
Shastri added, “Especially in limited-overs cricket, he comes in for his team in T20 cricket and doesn’t worry about who is in front of him. He will be the first name to be picked in the team.”
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s record
Jaiswal scored his half-century in just 13 balls on Thursday night. Jaiswal has now topped the list of fastest half-centuries in the IPL. He broke the record of KL Rahul and Pat Cummins. Both of them had scored half-centuries in 14 balls each in the IPL before Jaiswal.
Jaiswal has scored 575 runs in the 12 innings he has played so far in IPL 2023 (IPL 2023). It also includes 4 fifties. (yashasvi jaiswal will be the 1st name to be picked for india in t20is says former head coach ravi shastri)