Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After the double century against England in the second Test, fans and experts compared India’s promising swashbuckling batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal with former explosive batsman Virender Sehwag.

However, in response to the comparison, Sehwag shut the talk with a no-nonsense response. The former opener seemed unhappy with all the comparison talk yet but hailed Yashasvi as a good batsman.

“Yashasvi Jaiswal is a very good batsman but I think comparisons are too early,” said Sehwag during a recent interaction.

Sehwag’s former opening partner Gautam Gambhir also spoke on the same lines. Gambhir hailed Jaiswal, but admitted that he wasn’t in favour of over-hyping it.

“I want to congratulate the youngster for his achievement, but, more importantly, I want to tell everyone that let the young man play. We have seen in the past that in India we have a habit, especially the media, to over-hype their achievements, and give them tags and make them look like heroes,” said Gambhir during a recent interview.

“The pressure of expectation gets the better of them, and the players are not able to play their natural game. Let him grow, and, enjoy his cricket,” added the former south-paw.

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Notably, Jaiswal was dismissed for a paltry 10 in the first innings of the ongoing third Test between India vs England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.