Yashasvi Jaiswal Early life
In Uttaranchal, Yashasvi Jaiswal was born on December 28, 2001. His parents Kanchan Jaiswal is a housewife and Bhupendra Jaiswal has a small hardware store. He has five siblings. He came to Mumbai at the age of 11 without any support from family and friends. The only thing he has was a passion for cricket and he is a left-hand player. He struggled for three years by doing low-end jobs, living in a tent, and playing cricket. He would sleep hungry at times and sold panipuri to make his living.
Cricket instructor, Jwala Singh recognized Jaiswals talent after three years of struggle. Jwala Singh took up his responsibility and became his legal guardian and mentor. In the Giles Shield match, Yashasvi’s talent was recognized when his name was carved in the Limca Book of Records for scoring 319 runs. After this, there was no turning back for Yahsasvi.
Yashasvi cricket journey
In 2018-2019 for Vijay Hazare’s trophy, Yashasvi made his List A cricket debut for Mumbai. After scoring 203 runs off 154 calls, in A-list cricket against Jharkhand, he became the youngest cricketer to score a double century. His incredible performance in cricket earned him a place in under-19 cricket. Jaiswal was given the award of player of the series although India lost to Bangladesh in the finals. Jaiswal gained popularity in no time among the Indian cricket community. He was even said to be the future of Indian cricket by veteran cricketers.
In 2020 he made his debut in IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He got 4 crores for playing IPL. He made a century against Mumbai Indians but Rajasthan Royals lost the match. Jaiswal scored the fastest half-century. He scored 50 runs in just 13 balls on May 11 2023 against Kolkatta Knight Riders. He played 36 matches to date in IPL and scored 1122 runs in total. His highest score was 124, and he scored one century and seven half-centuries. He hit 136 fours and 48 sixes in his IPL career. Yashasvi scored 575 runs in 13 matches in 2023 IPL. He is second in leading the runs scored in IPL 2023 so far.
Ravi Shastri says Indian cricket selectors are keeping a close watch on him and he would be called to play for India any time now. Yashasvi has won hearts with his outstanding performance in Under-19 and IPL matches. He is yet to get selected for the Indian team so the best is yet to come for the cricketer.