Yashasvi Jaiswal, the u19 who has dominated the cricket news for the last few days. Yashasvi was among the stars of the recently concluded u19 world cup in South Africa, where he emerged out as the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He was also given the title of the ‘Man of the Tournament’ for the same.
During the world cup tournament, Yashasvi Jaiswal amassed 400 runs where he slammed five fifty-plus scores in the mega-event to top the run charts. In the final showdown as well, Yashasvi started for Team India by smashing 88 runs.
However, his stint in the final showdown didn’t come easy, the Bangladeshi players did everything to not let him score big, from their aggressive behavior to sledging. But Yashasvi Jaiswal paid no heed to them and simply smiled and chose to focus on his game.
His presence of mind, calm persona and the way he handled the situation has garnered him praises from all corners.
Recently in an interview with the Times Of India, Yashasvi Jaiswal opened up about his stint in the final match against Bangladesh. He also revealed that it was actually a piece of advice from ‘the wall’ Rahul Dravid and master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar that helped him keep calm in that difficult situation. Talking about the same thing, he said:
“That was because of Dravid (Rahul Dravid) sir and Sachin sir (Sachin Tendulkar). They always told me one thing – ‘talk with your bat not with your mouth’,”
“So, I always keep that advice on top of my list. And that’s why I stayed calm and didn’t respond to any of the sledge (in the final against Bangladesh). That’s why I was smiling. I wanted to bat for long and put as many runs on the board. This was the only thing going in my mind at that point of time.”
Yashasvi also talked about the ugly scenes that happened after the match and created a controversy. He said:
“The elation and disappointment experienced by some players after the game spilled over into unedifying scenes that have no place in our sport,”
“Respect is at the very heart of the spirit of cricket, and players are expected to show self-discipline, congratulate the opposition on their successes and enjoy the success of their own team.”