On day two of the first test between West Indies and India, Rohit Sharma and the debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal set the wheels of motion with a whopping 229 runs at Windsor Park.
This left-handed enigma held this ground and surprised the fan with a 143 not-out inning. Making him the 17th Indian to have scored a century on debut.
So, it is obvious why fans are comparing him to legends like Sunil Gavaskar and current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. As a result of this fiery innings, India now has a lead of 162 runs and is expected to continue batting for the better part of the third day.
Sports experts claim that this was old fashion test batting at its best. Where both Rohit and Jaiswal waited for loose deliveries instead of trying to hit every ball that came their way. Therefore, this match is essentially a blueprint of how a defensive Test should be played.
Some fans and experts are even comparing this opening with Suru Nayak and Sunil Gavaskar’s opening 41 years ago. Coincidentally, both pairs were from Mumbai. So, no wonder your Bombay pride is beaming right now.
From selling panipuri at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan to setting Windsor Park on fire, Jaiswal’s story is classic rags to riches. It also shows how much talent in India just goes to waste due to incapable infrastructure. Nonetheless, this story should be of hope, should be of pride, and, lastly, should be dreams and hard work.The second and final test of the series is supposed to take place in the Port of Spain. Starting from July 20. So fans are waiting with bated breath to see how the finale unfurls.
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