Bibhu Prasad Ray

Yashasvi Jaiswal is currently in the form of his life as he brought up his maiden double century in Test cricket against England in Vizag. The squash-bucking left-handed opener showed enormous amount of resilience and determination during this unbeaten knock of 209* which included 19 fours and 7 sixes.

Speaking about his knock, former Indian opener Akash Chopra showered praise on Jaiswal for scoring a mature double hundred at such a young age. 

"The most fantastic performance came from Yashasvi Jaiswal's bat. How well the kid batted. Jimmy Anderson was the only pacer and he kept leaving his deliveries. He gave a lot of respect to James Anderson's bowling." Chopra said. 

"His conversion rate of fifties into hundreds for players who have 10 or more centuries in first-class cricket, he is even above Sir Don Bradman at this point in time," he added.
On his debut in 2023, Yashasvi showcased his technique and class with the stokefilled 171 Vs West-Indies in Rosseau, Dominica.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar and former England captain Alastair Cook were in awe seeing the 22-year-old bat in Vizag. 

"He is an attacking player, very much a modern-day product and an IPL star as well. But a lot of the shots today were not him trying to unsettle the bowler or trying to play Bazball," Manjrekar told Espn Cricinfo.

"He's delivered when his side need it. It was an innings of maturity and skill beyond his 22 years," former England captain Alastair Cook said speaking on to BBC.

As things stand currently, India scored 383-7 with Yashasvi Jaiswal 209* and K Yadav 1* in the middle.