I Had Taken Yashasvi Jaiswal to England When He was 14 or 15 Years, Extremely Happy About Him: Dilip Vengsarkar


Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden Test double century at Vizag. (AP Image)

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden Test double century at Vizag. (AP Image)

Dilip Vengsarkar revealed that he took the southpaw to England at the age of 14-15 where he scored consistently well in the tough conditions.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has shown immense promise in his short career so far as he has been touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket. The southpaw scored a magnificent double century in the second Test against England where he displayed his cool and calm demeanour in the middle when other batters kept falling from the other end.

Jaiswal comes from a very humble background as he had a tough journey at a young age but he didn’t stop and worked hard to reach the big stage.

1983 World Cup-winning star Dilip Vengsarkar revealed that he took the southpaw to England at the age of 14-15 where he scored consistently well in the tough conditions.

“I had taken him to England when he was 14 or 15 years of age, and as we all know, he comes from a very humble background. In England, he scored in every match and we could see the hunger in him. I knew this kid would go places with the talent he possessed. He then went on to play for India U-19 and scored plenty of runs in the World Cup, which supported his cause by getting picked by the IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals. I am extremely happy about him and now he is the captain of Dadar Union as well, where I played for 25 years,” Vengsarkar told RevSportz.

The southpaw stood tall against the English bowling attack in Vizag when his batting partners kept changing from the other end. He hit 19 fours and 7 sixes in a knock which his full of discipline and controlled aggression.

With the double ton, he became the third youngest double centurion for India in Test cricket.

Talking about India’s other domestic talents, Vengsarkar named Rajat Patidar and Sarfaraz Khan as the promising ones and advised the management to give chances to players who are in great form.

“There are a lot of good players all around. I think [Rajat] Patidar is good and I watched him play around four years ago. However, he did not get an opportunity back then. Sarfaraz [Khan] is good as well, but he also has not gotten the opportunity at the right time. I think the timing has to be precise in these situations – provide opportunity to these youngsters when they are in great form. If you lose that time, then the player might lose his form, interest, or fitness,” added Vengsarkar.



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