Yashasvi Jaiswal played a brilliant knock that helped Team India mount a match-defining score in the first innings. The entire world was abuzz with his brilliance and fans and experts alike heaped praises on the youngster. Gautam Gambhir, former Indian batter also chimed in with his congratulatory tweet but also reminded the southpaw to be humble.
Why does this warning feel so real? Well because India have lost stars in the past. There was a certain man called Karun Nair who blasted a triple hundred on his debut and India doesn’t even remember him anymore. Here are three reasons why Gautam Gambhir’s warning makes sense.
#1 Jaiswal is a youngster
Yashasvi Jaiswal is a youngster and fame is something that can very quickly to get to him. For him these are the baby steps in international cricket. If he starts flying high in the sky believing that his job is done, then the future days where the struggles will be endless, may even leave without a clue that he is about to enter into an endless vortex of darkness. So he will have to walk the following days very carefully.
#2 He needs to be realistic about his chances
He has been compared to the iconic likes of Virender Sehwag after playing that fearless knock. However, Sehwag just didn’t do it once. He did it over and over again and this is what makes Sehwag the Nabab of Najafgarh. Similarly, Jaiswal will have to think practically and not get spirited away by the words of the dreamy fans. He is the one playing cricket. If someone has to be in the right headspace it has to be Yashasvi.
#3 Realize the downside of being aggressive and how he can overcome it
Cricket is a game that is rife with ups and downs. One moment you are being hailed by the fans while in the very next moment, you will be flattened. So if your plan A goes wrong, Jaiswal will have to know what is his Plan B and even at times Plan C. It is the response during a crisis that identifies the true character of a hero.