The 22-year-old southpaw, who scored his first-ever Test double-century on day two of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, lit the place on fire.
In the current test match, which has seen youthful talent emerge and records collapse, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is urging Yashasvi Jaiswal to be given some breathing room. The 22-year-old southpaw, who scored his first-ever Test double-century on day two of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, lit the place on fire.
While praising the budding batting talent, Gautam Gambhir cautioned against the common practice of overhyping cricket sensations in India. He emphasized the necessity for a more patient approach, pointing out the media’s propensity to inflate accomplishments and stressing the importance of letting the young players flourish without undue pressure.
“I want to advise everyone to let the young man play, but more importantly, I want to congratulate him on his accomplishment. It has been observed in the past that in India, there is a tendency, particularly in the media, to exaggerate their accomplishments, label them, and portray them as heroes. The players are unable to perform at their best because of the pressure of expectation getting the better of them, Gautam told PTI.
Cricket fans should be patient and allow young guys to develop organically, Gambhir said, drawing comparisons to Shubman Gill’s present troubles.
“Let him develop and have fun with cricket. They are good players, and their past performances have demonstrated that, so we should give them some time. They are representing India because of this,” he continued.
Gill, Jaiswal’s opponent, had a difficult time on the field while he reveled in his double-century. With two poor scores in Hyderabad and a dismissal on 34 in Visakhapatnam, Gill’s recent troubles have persisted.
On day two, India is well ahead at the stumps.
In the greater scheme of the 2nd Test, it was a day characterized by the valor and devastating bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. India had the upper hand after the young batter’s double-ton and Bumrah’s six-wicket haul turned the tide. Following a fightback from openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley, England gave in to Bumrah’s influence and lost by 143 at the end of the innings.