IND vs ENG: On the first day of the first Test against England, Yashasvi Jaiswal cornered the opposition team by playing an unbeaten innings of 76 runs off 70 balls. After the explosive innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal is being compared to Rishabh Pant. India's star spinner R Ashwin has claimed that there are similarities in the games of Rishabh Pant and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Thanks to the brilliant performance of Jaiswal and Ashwin, India are just 127 runs behind England in the first innings of the first Test and still have 9 wickets in hand.
After England's innings was spread to 246 runs, Jaiswal along with Rohit Sharma gave India a quick start. India's score had crossed the 50-mark in just 6.3 overs. The impact of Jaiswal's innings was that England had no chance of a comeback in the game. At the end of the day's play, India's score is 119 runs for the loss of one wicket. Ashwin has credited Yashasvi Jaiswal for making India better.
Ashwin has described Jaiswal's game as similar to Pant's. About Jaiswal, Ashwin said, “That's the beauty of playing cricket at this level. “Someone comes along who doesn't play by the system and doesn't carry any burden. IPL was great for Jaiswal. After that, Jaiswal showed amazing performances in first-class cricket. He is developing into a player who does no wrong. Jaiswal has taken to Test cricket brilliantly. He plays fearless cricket and has great batting.''
Jaiswal's game is like Pant's
Ashwin further said, “I really enjoy watching Jaiswal's game.” I feel like I'm watching Pant play. Both hit the same way. The method of both against left-arm spinners is exactly the same. Jaiswal has a lot of shots and his style of play is amazing.''
Let us tell you that Yashasvi Jaiswal is playing only his 5th Test and apart from a century, he has scored two half-centuries. The most important thing is that in Test cricket, Jaiswal bats at a strike rate of around 61 and puts the opposition bowlers on the backburner at the start.