The left-hander was only able to muster 50 runs in four innings on bounce-friendly wickets, such as those at Supersport Park in Centurion and Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, during the two-match Test series between South Africa and India. The series was tied 1-1 at the end.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, an up-and-coming player from India, said that the South Africa series was difficult for him. He added that Indian captain Rohit Sharma had assisted him in keeping an optimistic outlook. The left-hander was only able to muster 50 runs in four innings on bounce-friendly wickets, such as those at Supersport Park in Centurion and Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, during the two-match Test series between South Africa and India. The series was tied 1-1 at the end.
“We needed to score runs against new ball quickly and Rohit Sharma helps me maintain a positive frame of mind,” Jaiswal stated following his blistering 28 off 23 balls that set the tone for India’s 79-ball chase. “We needed to win the match, so all I could think about was getting off to a strong start. I had done the same thing during this knock and the previous three innings.”
Yashasvi knows that he needs to get better at stopping bounce and lateral movement off the surface. Indeed, I have learned a lot from this tour. A completely different setting, and it has been a nice experience overall. I’ve learned what needs to be improved,” Jaiswal remarked. “Here, the ball arrives differently, and although I tried my hardest, I acknowledge that there were difficulties. I’ll be able to gain a lot from this experience and work to get better in the upcoming series.”
When asked if he would continue to bat in an attacking manner throughout the forthcoming Test series against England, which begins in Hyderabad on January 25, Jaiswal graciously responded in the negative. “I don’t want to stick to any one style, and my style isn’t limited to attacking. As requested by the squad, I may adjust my game,” he declared. “Depending on whether it’s the opening day or the last session with 70 runs required, I would bat differently. I attempt to adjust my approach to fit the needs of the team.”
Senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma regularly give the 22-year-old advice on how to adjust his style of play based on the situation. Rahul Dravid, the head coach, also discussed certain technical issues with him. “In difficult circumstances, Rahul sir informed me that if you get hit or defeated but continue to bat, you are performing well. What deliveries to play, how to leave deliveries from length,” he remarked. What, though, has been the coach’s best piece of advice? “Basically, he wants me to bat freely and always with a smile.”