The ongoing series between the West Indies and India presented several opportunities to young players. Among them was 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made his Test debut alongside newcomers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Mukesh Kumar. Jaiswal didn’t waste any time and immediately showcased his potential by scoring a magnificent century (171) on his debut, playing a crucial role in India’s victory in the first Test. Fans and experts praised him as a special player and a future star, including former South African batsman AB de Villiers, who had noticed Jaiswal’s talent during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
De Villiers expressed his belief in Jaiswal’s exceptional abilities, impressed by his performances from the first time he watched him play in the IPL. The young cricketer’s century on debut garnered widespread recognition and cemented his position as a promising prospect for Indian cricket.
“It’s not every day that a youngster comes out in a Test match in his very first game and scores a hundred. The very first time I watched him play in the IPL, I thought there’s something really special. You can always look at the guy and see how much time he has while facing the ball. He’s got time when he’s playing. The pace of the ball is not going to bother him. Even when he’s playing spin, it looks like he’s got time,”
‘He’s a very talented youngster’ – AB de Villiers on Yashasvi Jaiswal
In addition to his previous praise, de Villiers admired Jaiswal’s composure while playing his shots and expressed his delight in witnessing the young cricketer’s debut century. He applauded Jaiswal’s ability to take his time, emphasizing the significance of the remarkable ton in the 21-year-old’s Test debut.
“He just looks like he’s got time to make decisions while other players might seem rushed. He’s a very talented youngster and hot prospect for the future for India. I am very happy to watch him score a hundred in that first Test match,”
AB further added.
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