“I hope I will be getting more in future,” says Yashasvi Jaiswal after winning ICC Player of the Month Award

Yashasvi Jaiswal

The young Indian opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal, has been making waves in the cricketing world with his exceptional performances. Recently, he was named the ICC Player of the Month for February 2024. This recognition came on the back of his record-breaking performance in the five-match Test series against England, where he amassed a staggering 712 runs. This is the second-highest aggregate by an Indian batter in a Test series against England.

Yashasvi Jaiswal: The Next Superstar

Jaiswal’s performance in the series was nothing short of extraordinary. He scored two double centuries and three half-centuries. His knocks of 209 in Visakhapatnam and 214* in Rajkot were particularly noteworthy.

With these back-to-back double hundreds at the age of 22 years and 49 days, he became the third youngest batter in the world to record two double centuries in Tests, after Sir Donald Bradman and Vinod Kambli. During his double century in Rajkot, he also equalled the long-standing Test record for most sixes in a Test innings (12).

Despite his young age, Jaiswal has shown a maturity and consistency that belies his years. In his short Test career so far, he has smashed 1,028 runs at an average of 68.53, with three hundreds and four fifties. He is also the current leading run-getter in the ongoing cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.

Reacting to being named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for February 2024, Jaiswal expressed his happiness and stated his ambition to win more such laurels in the future. He said, “I’m really happy to achieve the ICC award and I hope I will be getting more in future. It’s one of the best and this is my first five-match series. I really enjoyed it, the way I have played and the way it’s been and we won the series by 4-1. It’s been an incredible experience with all my mates and I really enjoyed it.”.

Jaiswal’s hunger for success and his desire to constantly improve are evident in his words and his performances. He is not content with just one award or one series of good performances. He wants to keep performing at the highest level and keep winning accolades. This attitude, combined with his exceptional talent, makes him one of the most promising young cricketers in the world today.

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