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Yashasvi Jaiswal Is The “Present” Of Indian Cricket, Says Anjum Chopra in an Exclusive

<p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> According to former India women’s team captain Anjum Chopra, Yashasvi Jaiswal is the “present” rather than the future of Indian cricket. Thanks to his dad’s hundreds against England in the current series, the 22-year-old has been the talk of the town recently. at the second Test, he struck 209 at Visakhapatnam, his first double hundred. In Rajkot, the southpaw improved on his Vizag performance with a 214 not out. India took a 2-1 lead in the series after winning the games in both matches.</p>
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<p>Jaiswal gained prominence in the 2020 U-19 World Cup by becoming the leading run scorer in the competition, even though India lost to Bangladesh in the championship match. After that, he continued to play consistently in domestic cricket and ultimately won a spot in the Indian squad for the West Indies match last year. On his Test debut, he scored a hundred. According to Chopra, Jaiswal performs at his peak every time he steps onto the field because he fears being replaced if he fails.</p>
<p>“He is India’s present. He has played excellent strokes and innings in the six to eight months since his debut. He was hurt and was unable to bat in the second innings of the third Test. He came out the next day, and in an exclusive interview with, Chopra said, “Look at the kind of innings he played.”</p>
<p>He is competing to be the first player. When anything goes wrong with his shape, he always finds someone else to take his place behind his name. Thus, given the platform Indian cricket offers, that is the type of desire he has shown,” said Chopra, a former cricket player who is now a broadcaster.</p>
<p>For several Indian youth players in the series, the absence of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli has also turned out to be a godsend. While Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar made their Test debuts as a consequence of their absence, players like Shubman Gill and Jaiswal also showed a greater sense of responsibility.</p>
<p>Social media retaliation was directed at Gill in particular for his failure to perform in the longest format in his new post. With scores of 104 and 91 in the second and third Tests, respectively, the Punjab batsman disproved everyone.</p>
<p>The Challenge Is Here for Sarfaraz<br />
Speaking about Sarfaraz, Chopra said that the 26-year-old’s obstacle is going to be in convincing himself that he belongs at this level. Sarfaraz made his debut in Rajkot and showed enough maturity to contribute to India’s 434-run victory by scoring 62 and 68 not out.</p>
<p>“(His) first step is finished. Like others, he has earned the right to be here. His first priority is to establish himself in the starting lineup. That’s what he did. His goal is to remain a member of the Indian team for an extended period of time. It’s almost like he’s convincing himself that he fits in here,” Chopra said.</p>
<p>In less than a week, the Women’s Premier League (WPL) season 2 would begin, and Chopra was already wearing her prediction hat. When asked who players she thought will win the WPL in 2024, Chopra immediately said. The Mumbai Indians are the initial favorites as they are the reigning champs.</p>
<p>However, keep an eye out for RCB as well. Since Shreyanka Patil rose to fame in the WPL, I would also be interested in seeing how she does this season. Watchful eyes will also be on Amanjot Kaur and Simran Bahadur, among others,” she said.</p>