Yashasvi Jaiswal Says ‘Would Have Been Amazing If I Scored a Hundred’ But Promises to Learn from Mistakes

Last Updated: January 26, 2024, 19:26 IST

India's Yashasvi Jaiswal walks back after being dismissed (AP)

India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal walks back after being dismissed (AP)

Yashasvi Jaiswal said he was not going aftr the English bowlers but was rather playing shots only against certain deliveries.

Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a rollicking 80 before being caught early after the start of play on the second day in the first Test between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

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Jaiswal was dimissed in the first over of the day itself and after the end of the play said he was playing shots only against certain deliveries.

“I don’t think it was any tactic (attacking England spinners early on Thursday evening), as I was just thinking to play well against certain balls, play some positive shots,” Jaiswal humbly offered in his post-day press meet on Friday.

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Jaiswal was scrupulous in his shot selection and there was hardly a moment when Jaiswal looked ill at ease in the crease. His footwork was precise, as he seldom found himself in an ungainly position while executing a shot. It was madness with a method.

Jaiswal could have stuck in and nurdled the ball around on Friday morning to get another hundred but he looked to continue his dominance over England bowlers.

But a moment of over-enthusiasm cost him the wicket against Joe Root. Jaiswal was deceived by pace and flight and ended up giving a return catch to the part-time off-spinner.

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Jaiswal admitted that it would have been nice to get a hundred, but was not a repentant person.

“Yes, it would have been amazing if I scored a hundred but I think what brought me here was my process and thinking,” Jaiswal said, hinting at the desire to follow his natural game.

“I was trying to do my best and sometimes it (playing aggressive cricket) can work well, sometimes it won’t. I can commit a mistake and get out but I am trying to make sure that I learn from my mistakes,” he added.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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