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Whenever I bat, I always try to bat for long: Yashasvi Jaiswal

Last updated on 21 Jul 2023 | 05:14 AM
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Whenever I bat, I always try to bat for long: Yashasvi Jaiswal

The southpaw was disappointed for missing out on an opportunity to score his second hundred but stated he is learning from his mistakes

India dominated proceedings on the first day of the historic Test against West Indies in Trinidad as the visiting side finished 288 runs for the loss of four wickets, with Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten on 87 and 36, respectively. 

After being asked to bat first by West Indies, the opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal forged their second hundred-run stand in Test cricket. 

The duo scored half-centuries before the southpaw was dismissed for 57 runs, ending a 139-run opening stand. The 21-year-old was disappointed with his dismissal but vowed to come back stronger in the next innings. 

"I'm disappointed, but it happens in cricket. I've to keep learning and make sure what I can do the next time I come in that situation," Jaiswal said in the post-match press conference. 

"Every time, the desire is to ensure how well I can contribute and play well for the team. That's the thought in every match, to set a good platform for the team."

"Whenever I bat, I always try to bat for long. There is disappointment when we get out. It's cricket, and we need to keep learning what we can do next time. It's always a pleasure to play for the country, to enjoy the pressure, to enjoy the situation, enjoy the wicket, the environment."

"Everyone has their own way of telling things, and everyone has experience. So I'll listen to everything that's said and see what suits my game and try doing that. If I'm around people who are experienced, and they are talking, there is some thought behind it."

"I really like to hear them and try seeing what suits my game and try to develop my game. Getting information, experience and learning from them - small stuff - is incredible," he further added. 

The youngster also heaped praises on India's senior batters, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, for guiding him through his initial days at international cricket. 

"This wicket was different from the previous wicket. It was good to bat on, I enjoyed batting with Rohit Sharma. We're always talking about the situation and how we can go ahead. Of course, we had our plans of what we can do."

"We've been batting well, and we will think about having a good target. It's always great to watch Virat Kohli bat and bat alongside him. He's a legend, and I'm blessed to play with him."

"It's wonderful to go out with him and learn from him. There is a lot to learn from him, and to keep watching what he does outside the field and on the field. It's a pleasure to talk to him and learn from him," he concluded. 

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