After showing flair and elegance last season, helping Rajasthan Royals reach the final in IPL 2022, Yashasvi , in the IPL 2023, has been showing his aggression in his 3 knocks so far: 54 (37) vs SRH, 11 (8) vs PBKS, and 60 (31) vs DC.
Against the Capitals, on Saturday afternoon, in Guwahati was at his belligerent best as he smashed 11 fours and 1 six in his 31-ball knock for 60 runs, and was involved in a blockbuster opening partnership of 98 runs in only 8.3 overs with Jos Buttler, who, for a rare instance, was overshadowed.
The young Yashasvi Jaiswal started the match with a jaw-dropping 5-boundary first over to Khaleel. It was a stunning start to RR and his innings that the 21-year-old left-hander got off to.
Khaleel started off with two short balls, which Yashasvi pulled and cut for fours, through mid-wicket and thirdman regions respectively, with the third man fielder misfielding what would have been only a single. On the 3rd ball, Khaleel went full and was driven easily through covers. The 4th ball was a dot ball, which the left-hander drove straight to cover fielder.
The southpaw then pumped a full ball from Khaleel down the ground for a majestic boundary wide of mid-on, and the last delivery of the over was cut over short third man to complete the over with 5 stunning fours.
Watch: Yashasvi Jaiswal hits Khaleel for 5 fours in the first over of the match
RR vs DC Playing XI and Substitute List for Impact Player:
RR substitutes: Navdeep Saini, Akash Vasisht, Murugan Ashwin, KM Asif, Donavon Ferreira