Yashasvi Jaiswal emerged the top-scorer in the recently concluded U19 World Cup in South Africa
Young Yashasvi Jaiswal stole the limelight when he emerged the Player of the Series in the recently-concluded U19 World Cup.
The Uttar Pradesh lad was on a run-scoring spree at the mega event in South Africa. The starlet also emerged the top run-getter amassing a total of 400 runs from 6 innings.
His splendid display with the bat included one century – a crucial 105 not out against Pakistan in the semi-final and four half-centuries, raising a few eyebrows within the cricketing community. Hence, it was no big wonder that the youngster was adjudged the Man of the Series.
However, the Player of the Series trophy, which many would hold close and preserve their entire life was seen lying on the table broken into two pieces, and surprisingly, Jaiswal seemed to be least bothered about it.
The Mumbai cricketer does not even recollect how it had got damaged and this doesn’t surprise his coach Jwala Singh, who says that the teenager’s main objective is not to win trophies but to score runs.
“This isn’t the first time! He cares more about runs, doesn’t fuss too much about trophies,” said Jaiswal’s coach as quoted by The Indian Express.
“I haven’t reached nowhere near to my dream of playing for India”
Meanwhile, Jaiswal admitted that despite all the attention he knew he was nowhere close to his dream which he said was to play for India one day.
At just 18 years of age, Jaiswal knows the importance of being focussed – something which he has learned during his journey from being a pani puri seller to representing the country in the under-19 tournament.
The social-economic challenges he has faced in his childhood have shaped him and made him more determined, which were evident in his performances at the under-19 tournament.
“It is easy to get distracted in this age. You will become what you think; your thoughts make you. Some of my team-mates do tell me that I should get on to social media; I don’t see why.”
“Since childhood, I was clear in what I wanted to do. I left my home, left all my comfort so that I can reach where I want too. I haven’t reached nowhere near to my dream of playing for India,” Jaiswal said.
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