Yashasvi has a long way to go, not only for us but for the whole world: Sangakkara

Yashasvi Jaiswal of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his century during the match against Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League 2023, at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on April 30. | Photo Credit: ANI

Yashasvi Jaiswal is a quick learner and has the ability to excel not only for his franchise in the IPL but also for India, feels Rajasthan Royals head coach Kumar Sangakkara.

The 21-year-old Jaiswal has emerged as the leading run-scorer in the IPL this season with 428 runs at an average of 47.5 with three fifty-one hundreds.

“He is not only very talented but also really hardworking. He spent a lot of time in preparation, a lot of time in the nets working on his preparation,” Sangakkara said in the post-match press conference.

“He worked on his game for three to four years with us and it shows that he is very focussed, driven and the results show.” Jaiswal was adjudged the Player of the Match award on April 30 after he amassed 124 runs off 62 balls with the help of 16 fours and eight sixes.

“He played well. He almost completely bowled the innings and it was strange. He still has a long way to go, not only with us, but internationally. He just needs to keep scoring runs and keep knocking on the door,” said by Sangakkara. , who is also the Royals’ Director of Cricket.

On April 30, Jaiswal took the attack on the pacers, especially Jofra Archer, playing his cuts and pulls with equal measure. He became the leading run-scorer in the powerplay in IPL 2023 with a strike rate of 165.69.

“It’s about playing good cricket shots, trusting his ability, reading the game situation very well and when he starts to capitalize on it and get the target in the whole innings,” Sangakkara said.

“Before this IPL, he hasn’t scored much outside the powerplay, averaging quite low against pace but today and in the last game as well, he showed that when he pursues his intention, he has the ability to play big. innings for us.

“He learns and continues to learn very quickly and he has a great attitude, he is very positive in everything he does.” Jaiswal’s sensational knock powered RR to 212 for 7 but it was not enough as Mumbai Indians chased down the total with three balls to spare for a six-wicket win after being smashed by Tim David (45 off 14 that ball) Jason Holder for three sixes in the first three balls of the last over.

I’m hungry to finish like that: David

Chasing a big total, Suryakumar Yadav (55) and Cameron Green (44) laid the platform but it was David’s blitz in the final over that helped MI record the IPL’s highest successful run-chase at the Wankhede stadium.

“I’m hungry, I want to finish like that and so it feels amazing. The team is so excited and the boys have been putting in big performances. I’ve been waiting for my chance and am really pleased I took it,” David said.

“Last year was my first IPL experience and I was hungry to make a name for myself and establish myself in the team. But now, every time I put on the shirt, I try to win the game for Mumbai.

“Whether that is by trying to communicate with the bowlers or finding the best way, whatever I do is for the team. To have a good individual performance is amazing.” Suryakumar opened his innings with a massive six off Ravichandran Ashwin. His 29-ball knock was scored with eight fours and two sixes.

“We have seen Surya come out and play fantastic innings. We are used to expecting that from him. But that was something special, hitting his first ball for a six.”

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