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'India Certainly Needed…' - Gavaskar Praises Yashasvi Jaiswal After Vizag Wonders

image-lscwtnhuYashasvi Jaiswal celebrating his century in Vizag (AP)

Young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal whacked his career-best score in the second Test of the series against England. Turning up for his country at Vizag, the 22-year-old pumped out 209 runs from his end in an innings where Shubman Gill’s mere 34 was the next biggest benefactor for Team India.

As of now, Jaiswal has emerged as the leading run-getter of the series, having tallied 321 of them across all four innings.

Former Indian batsman and all-time great Sunil Gavaskar hailed the youngster for his splendid touch with the bat off late, and described him a “quick learner” for converting his start into a double ton in the second Test match against England.

Sunil Gavaskar praises Yashasvi Jaiswal for Vizag ton

Former Indian captain and active commentator Sunil Gavaskar heaped a significant praise on batting prodigy Yashasvi Jaiswal for scoring a match-winning double century at Vizag. Gavaskar also believes that the youngster learned from his mistakes to ensure that he does not misses out on his hundred after he got out for 80 in the series-opener in late-January.

"Yashasvi Jaiswal showed he is a quick learner by making sure he didn’t miss out on a hundred as he did in the first Test match by scoring a magnificent double century in the second Test. India certainly needed someone to hold the innings together with a big century as once again most of the other batters got going like they did in the first Test and then gifted their wickets away,” the legendary Indian batter wrote on Mid-Day.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 209-run effort took Team India to a competitive 396 in their first innings. Later in the game, Jasprit Bumrah claimed six wickets during the first English innings to ensure that the visitors fell 143 runs short at the halfway stage of the game.

The first innings lead, coupled with Shubman Gill’s sublime 104-run knock from Day 3 and collective efforts from bowlers powered Team India to an emphatic 106-run win in the hard-fought Test.

Jaiswal along with the rest of his teammates will now face England in the third Test of the five-match series, set to be hosted by Rajkot between February 15 and February 19.