Yashasvi Jaiswal: From Selling Pani Puri to Becoming Youngest Cricketer to Score a List-A Double Century, Here Are 5 Interesting Facts of Mumbai Teenage Player
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Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes the youngest cricketer to score a double century in List A Cricket and with that, he has registered his name in the record book. The 17 years old is playing in his debut Vijay Hazare season. He scored 203 runs from 154 balls during the match between Mumbai and Jharkhand. His inning of 203 runs included 17 fours and 12 sixes, which helped Mumbai post 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground. This was his third century in the ongoing tournament. He has so far scored 585 runs in five matches and is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking over from Tamil Nadu's Baba Aparajith. Meanwhile, let us have a look at the five interesting facts of Mumbai Teenage player Yashasvi Jaiswal from selling pani puri to becoming youngest cricketer to score a List A double century. Yashashavi Jaiswal Registers a Splendid Double Century in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019, Achieves the Feat in Mumbai vs Jharkhand Match.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has also become the seventh Indian cricketer to score a double century in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, KV Kaushal and Sanju Samson are the other Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket.  The blistering knock by young Yashasvi helped Mumbai beat Jharkhand by 38 runs in their final Elite Group A match of the ongoing Vijay Hazare season. Now let us have a look at the 5 unknown facts of Yashasvi Jaiswal.

5 Interesting Facts About Yashasvi Jaiswal

1. Wasim Jaffer Tip Helped Yashasvi Jaiswal Score Century 

Yashasvi Jaiswal used to score a lot of half-centuries, however, he was unable to convert it into a big knock. One day he saw Wasim Jaffer score a century, where he learnt how to take singles and twos to fight till the end and convert the inning to a match-winning one. After that game, Wasim Jaffer taught him to select the right shot and where to take the chance against bowlers. This indeed helped him to score centuries further.

2. His Journey From Bhadohi To Mumbai

When Yashasvi Jaiswal travelled from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh (his hometown) to Mumbai, he joined Muslim United Club. He used to stay in a tent for three years which remained his home for three years. He was spotted by Jwala Singh, a former Junior Mumbai cricketer and now a coach. Under Jwala's coaching, he has achieved many feats. He even used to odd jobs in his struggling days like working with a fruit vendor and selling pani puri.

3. Yashasvi Jaiswal couldn’t appear for his Class X exams as he was busy dismantling a hapless Kerala attack in the Vijay Hazare Trophy en route to his second List-A century.

4. He is mentioned in Limca book of record for scoring an unbeaten 319 and registering bowling figures of 13/99. This is a record for most runs and wickets in a school cricket match.

5. He was gifted with a bat by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar before under 19 tours.

With the IPL 2020 auctions taking place in December, 2019, the left-handed batsman might well get big bids. Along with that, the Indian selectors will also keep an eye on Jaiswal’s performance. With the ICC CWC T20 2020  coming up next year, some more good knocks might well book Jaiswal spot in the Indian team.