Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Promising batter Yashasvi Jaiswal managed to score only 50 runs in four innings on bouncy tracks at Supersport Park in Centurion and Newlands in Cape Town as the two-Test series against hosts South Africa ended in 1-1 draw.

Following the completion of the series, Jaiswal admitted that the South Africa series was a challenging one. He also said that it was India skipper Rohit Sharma who helped him maintain a positive mindset.

“Captain Rohit Sharma helps me maintain a positive frame of mind and we needed to score runs quickly against new ball,” said Jaiswal after his quickfire 28 off 23 balls set the tone during India’s chase of 79.

“I just wanted to give a good start and that was all there in my mind as we had to win the match. In the last three innings and even in this knock, I had done the same thing,” said the 22-year-old cricketer.

“Yes this tour has been a learning experience for me. Different environment and in every sense it has been an enjoyable experience. Learnt about improvements I need to make. The ball comes differently here and I tried giving my all but I accept there were challenges. This experience will keep me in good stead as I am learning and would strive to improve during the next series,” he added.

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