“My Father Started Crying” – Yashasvi Jaiswal Opens Up On Being Maiden Call-up To The Indian Test Team

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) snubbing Cheteshwar Pujara from the Team India squad for West Indies series. The multi-format series is scheduled to be played in July.

After having a brilliant season in the domestic arena, young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal made it to the finals of India’s World Test Championship squad against Australia. Even though he didn’t get an opportunity to make his debut but the cricketer has once again earned a call-up to play against West Indies in the upcoming two-match series.  However, this time around, he is expected to make it to the playing XI, as senior player Cheteshwar Pujara has been dropped.

The young batter told PTI in an exclusive interview late on Friday that he was both nervous and excited over the possibility of his call-up to the Indian Test side, a dream that turned into reality earlier in the day.

“My father started crying (when he got to know). I have not yet met my mother; I am going to see her in sometime. I was out from the morning, had a practice session as well as some other work,” said Jaiswal, adding that he would head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore perhaps in a couple of days’ time for the preparations of the West Indies tour.

“I am feeling good, I will try to do my best,” Jaiswal said. “I am excited but at the same time I just want to go out and express myself,” he added.

Jaiswal said he was nervous until the time he got to see his name in the squad announced by the BCCI.

“I was a little nervous, till the time you do not get to know that your name is there in the team, there are butterflies. But it is a good feeling. My preparations have been going good and I got to interact a lot with the senior players. The conversation has been very simple – to focus on my work. I learned from them that in the end ‘it is all about you, how you take it going forward’,” said Jaiswal.

India’s Test squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, KS Bharat (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk), Navdeep Saini

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