Former Indian cricketer and the IPL legend Suresh Raina has showered praise on rookie opener Yashasvi Jaiswal of the Rajasthan Royals. Jaiswal played a stunning knock against Chennai Super Kings and helped his side win the game by 32 runs. He also won the Player of the Match award for his stunning knock at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Thursday.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Scored His 3rd Half-Century Of IPL 2023 Against CSK
Opening the batting with Jos Buttler (27) against Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur tonight, Jaiswal completed a seventh T20 half-century to provide a blockbuster start to his side. Jaiswal, who scored 77 (43) at a strike rate of 179.06, was the only batter from Rajasthan’s side who could get going for a large part of the innings.
Jaiswal led his team to a big total of 202 runs with the loss of 5 wickets. He played a stunning knock of 77 runs off 43 balls, which was laced with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Suresh Raina Hailed Jaiswal
Meanwhile, the young opener has been receiving praise from all corners for his amazing performance. Speaking on Jio Cinema, the former CSK giant, Suresh Raina also hailed Jaiswal by escribing him as a superstar of the competition with the ability to soon make his nation proud. Raina said:
“His head position is great and as Robin (Uthappa) said, when he hit a reverse sweep, it stayed so still. He plays close to the body and what I like the most is that his head, whenever he drives the ball, is also very still. When it doesn’t move much, you can get a lot of power into your shot, and your swing goes well,”
“It’s very important when he hits his shots, especially his cover drive. He respects a good bowler and gives himself time. He knows how to build a game beyond the first six overs.
“The greatest hallmark of an opener is you attack from overs number 1 to 6 and from overs 7-11, you consolidate. Robin said it well, he’s a superstar of the IPL and will make the country proud in the future,”