Yashasvi Jaiswal achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the third-youngest Indian to score a double-century in Test cricket and the first left-handed batter since 2009. This achievement came during India’s series-levelling win against England in Visakhapatnam. After his record-breaking knock of 209, Yashasvi had a conversation with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

In the second Test of the five-game series, Yashasvi’s double century, combined with Shubman Gill’s maiden century, played a crucial role in India setting a record target of 399. Jasprit Bumrah’s nine-wicket haul then led to England folding for 292 runs, securing a 106-run victory for India.

Yashasvi’s innings was particularly impressive as he batted through 93 overs on Day 1, scoring an unbeaten 179, the highest by any Indian batter on the opening day against England and the second-highest against any opposition on home soil. On Day 2, he extended his overnight score to an epic double century.

Notably, none of the other Indian batters managed to score more than 34 runs, making Yashasvi’s contribution even more significant as he single-handedly powered India to a total of 396 runs in the first innings.

Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricketing icon, praised Yashasvi’s brilliant knock on social media. In a chat on Jio Cinema, Yashasvi revealed that he had a conversation with Sachin, who advised him to remain consistent with his performances. This interaction with a cricketing legend provided valuable guidance to the 22-year-old rising star.

“I spoke to Sachin Tendulkar as well. He congratulated me and told me to keep working hard the way I am. He told me that it’s an important time for me and that consistency is very important. Thank you for sir’s wishes. I always admire him as my idol,” he stated.

Yashasvi opens up on his approach:

Yashasvi Jaiswal shared insights into his approach as he neared his double-century, highlighting a strategic shift in his mindset. The Indian opener disclosed that during his debut in the West Indies the previous year, he had aimed for a double century but fell short, being dismissed for 171. However, in the Test against England in Vizag, he adopted a more patient approach and adjusted his strategy as wickets began to fall at the other end.

“The last time, when I had scored 171 (against the West Indies), I wanted to score the double-hundred, but it didn’t happen. I always think that if I focus on my daily routine, the runs will come. The process is very important in my life, whatever discipline I follow. What time I sleep, what I eat, how well do I practice. I think if all of this is maintained well, the performance will stay good as well. When I go to the ground, I feel confident because I know the hard work that I have put in, and I just need to go there and express myself. I always try to play for the team. In the last match, they had told me I could play as many shots as I wanted, and I played differently. Here, I thought the wicket was great and if I stayed patient, I could get a big innings. We lost wickets initially, so I thought I should take responsibility and play as deep as I could,” stated Jaiswal.

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