Yashasvi Jaiswal Biography – From ‘Dark’ Tents to the ‘Flood-lights’ of cricket stadiums!
Early Life of Yashasvi:
Yashasvi Jaiswal was born on the 28th of December, 2001, in Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh. One day Yashasvi and his father were watching cricket on TV. Sachin was batting at that time and Yashasvi’s father asked him to observe how Sachin is playing.
In response to that, 10 years old Yashasvi told him, “send me to Mumbai, I will also play like him”. His father did the same and left him at his uncle’s house in Mumbai so that he could get training at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan or Azad Ground.
Later, Jaiswal had to shift to a dairy shop because of less space in his uncle’s house. However, he had to left that place also, as the owners were not satisfied with the work Jaiswal was ‘doing’ there. Then, his uncle requested the owner of the tents built at Azad Maidan to allow him to stay there with the groundsmen.
From then onwards he lived there for three years, practicing in the day time, surviving by selling ‘Pani-Puri’ and fruits in the evening.
Meanwhile, in 2013, 12 years old Yashasvi was practicing with A Divison bowlers and the illustrious strokes by the teenager caught the eyes of Jwala Singh, a coach & the owner of the Mumbai Cricket Club. Singh later shifted him to his home and then started training him under his own guidance.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Biography:
|Yashasvi Jaiswal's Profile:|
|Full Name||Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 2001|
|Age||18 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|School||BPMG Public School, U.P.|
|Height|| 5ft. 6”
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||1 brother (Tejasvi Jaiswal) & 2 sisters.|
|Playing Role||Batting all-rounder|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm leg spin|
|Major Teams||India Under-19s, Mumbai.|
|First-Class Debut||Mumbai vs Chhattisgarh at Mumbai (January 7, 2019)|
|List-A Debut||India Under-23s vs Bangladesh Under-23s at Lucknow (September 20, 2019)|
His father, Bhupendra Jaiswal is a Shopkeeper and his mother, Kanchan Jaiswal is a homemaker.
Jaiswal has two sisters and one brother, and he is the youngest among the four of them. His elder brother Tejasvi Jaiswal is also getting training for cricket in Delhi. His eldest sister is married and the other sister is a teacher in a school in Uttar Pradesh.
He did his initial education from BPMG Public School. Later he moved to Mumbai where he played school level tournaments for Rizvi Springfield High School.
Jaiswal’s Cricket Career:
In 2015, Jaiswal registered his name to the Limca Book of Records for showing the best all-round performance in an inter-school match. He scored 319 runs and took 13 wickets for 99 runs in the Under-14 Giles Shield match. With performances like these, he was then selected in the Mumbai Under-16s team.
Jaiswal’s junior-level cricket stats include 1 triple-hundred, 3 double-hundreds, and approx 12 times 150+ score. Later, he was selected in the Under-19s team. On July 30, 2018, he made his youth ODI debut for India Under-19s against Sri Lanka at Colombo where he scored 15 runs off 37 balls. In his 3rd match, against the same team, he hit 114 runs including 8 fours and 3 sixes in 128 balls.
Under-19s Asia cup:
Subsequently, he earned a place in India’s squad for the 2018 Under-19s Asia Cup. On October 02, 2018, he played his first match of the Asia Cup opposite Afghanistan in which he scored 92 runs off 93 balls. His 85 runs against Sri Lanka in the final led his team to win the 2018 Asia Cup. Jaiswal finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer. He scored 318 runs at an average of 79.50 including a hundred and 2 fifties.
He has also played two Under-19s Youth Tests in which he made 197 runs at an average of 98.50. Then he made his First-Class and List A cricket career debut for Mumbai in 2019.
On January 7, 2019, he made his First-Class debut for Mumbai opposite Chhattisgarh in which he made 20 runs in the first innings and remained not-out at 0 in the second innings. It was also his only First-Class match that he has ever played.
In the same year, on September 20, he started his List-A career for Mumbai against Bangladesh Under-23s at Lucknow where he got bowled out without scoring any run.
Jaiswal’s heroics at Under-19s World Cup:
Later, Jaiswal was named in the Indian squad for the ICC Under-19s World Cup 2020. On January 19, 2020, Yashasvi played his first world cup against Sri Lanka and scored his maiden fifty alongside Priyam Garg on the debut match. He completed his 1000 runs in the Youth ODIs and also picked a wicket in the second innings.
The next match against Japan, India won quite easily because of 4 wickets for 5 runs by Ravi Bishnoi and Jaiswal remained not out at the score of 29 runs. Then, against New Zealand, he scored another half-century with a not-out score of 57 runs.
Later, in the quarter-final match against Australia, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 62 and Atharva Ankolekar‘s 55* runs led their team to reach the semi-final match against Pakistan. Then, in the semi-final against Pakistan, he hit 105* runs including 4 sixes and 8 fours in just 113 balls which led the Indian side to reach in the finals.
He scored 88 off 121 balls in the final against Bangladesh, however, it didn’t help his team to win the world cup. Jaiswal finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer (400 runs) and also won the man of the tournament award.
Jaiswal’s Cricket Stats:
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Facts about Yashasvi Jaiswal:
- Jaiswal holds a record of the youngest-ever batsman to score a double hundred in List-A cricket.
- He missed his Class 10th exams in 2019, as he was busy playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy then.
- He idolizes Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Jaffer.
- His favorite movies are – Iqbal and Titanic.
- Rajasthan Royals signed Jaiswal for whopping 2.4 crore INR for the 2020 IPL.
- Yashasvi’s parents have given the power of attorney to his coach, Jwala Singh.
- He attends evening tuition classes in order to pursue higher studies.
- Before the 2018 Asia Cup tournament, Sachin Tendulkar gifted him a signed bat.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Yashasvi Jaiswal?
Ans: 18 years (in 2020)
Q2: What is the height of Yashasvi Jaiswal?
Ans: 5ft. 6” (168 cm)
Q3: What is the bowling style of Yashasvi Jaiswal?
Ans: Right-arm leg-spin.
Q4: Who is the father of Yashasvi Jaiswal?
Ans: Bhupendra Jaiswal.
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