According to Rajasthan Royals head coach Kumar Sangakkara, Yashasvi Jaiswal is a fast learner who has the potential to perform not just for his IPL team but also for India.
With 428 runs at an average of 47.5 and three fifty-plus scores this season, the 21-year-old Jaiswal has become the leading run-scorer in the IPL.
He is not only very brilliant, but also very diligent. In the post-game press conference, Sangakkara stated that the player had put a lot of time into his preparations, particularly in the practise nets.
“He has worked on his game with us for three to four years, and it is clear from his work that he is very driven and focused on getting the job done.”
After scoring 124 runs off 62 balls on Sunday thanks to 16 fours and 8 sixes, Jaiswal was named Player of the Match.
He performed flawlessly. It was exceptional that he batted almost the entire inning. He still has a long way to go, both here and abroad. Sangakkara, who serves as the Director of Cricket for the Royals, said that all he has to do is keep scoring runs and knocking on doors.
On Sunday, Jaiswal used his cuts and pulls with similar ease as he attacked the pacers, notably Jofra Archer. With a strike rate of 165.69, he has become the top run-scorer in the powerplay in the IPL in 2023.
“It is about playing good cricket shot, trusting his ability, reading the game situation really well, and when he does get a start to maximise it and get the intent going throughout the innings,” Sangakkara added.
“Prior to this IPL, he didn't bat much outside the powerplay and averaged a bit low against speed, but tonight and in the previous game, he shown that he has the potential to play big innings for us provided his purpose is maintained.
He has a wonderful attitude and picks up new information fast. He also continues to learn swiftly.
Jaiswal's outstanding performance propelled RR to 212 for 7, but it was insufficient as Mumbai Indians defeated RR by six wickets by completing the chase with three balls remaining. Tim David (45 off 14 balls) had blasted Jason Holder for three sixes in the first three deliveries of the final over.
I was eager to complete in such manner: David
Suryakumar Yadav (55) and Cameron Green (44) helped set the stage for MI's most successful IPL run-chase at the Wankhede stadium as they attempted to reach the large total.
“I had been craving that kind of conclusion, and it feels fantastic. The guys have been giving outstanding performances, and the squad is really enthusiastic. I've been waiting for this opportunity, and I'm so glad I seized it,” David stated.
“Last year was my first time participating in the IPL, and I was eager to establish my reputation and position within the squad. Now, though, I aim to win the game for Mumbai every time I put on the jersey.
“Everything I do is for the team, whether it's through attempting to connect with the bowlers or figuring out the best method. It's fantastic to have a good solo performance.
Suryakumar hit a huge six off of Ravichandran Ashwin to start his inning. Eight fours and two sixes were part of his 29-ball innings.
“We saw Surya enter the game and play a fantastic inning. We become used to anticipating it from him. But hitting his first ball for six was something extraordinary.