Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his streak of prolific scoring in the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday, smashing a sensational century against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium.
In game No. 42, the RR opener recorded his first IPL century. Between former champions Rajasthan and Mumbai, of the Indian Premier League. Jaiswal’s masterful batting performance gave Sanju Samson and Co. A boost. At Wankhede, the visitors were defeated by a huge total.
After RR captain Samson won the toss and decided to bat at Wankhede, opener Jaiswal teamed up with superstar Jos Buttler to punish the MI bowling attack. Within the first seven overs, Jaiswal and Buttler combined for a remarkable 72-run opening stand. In the high-scoring match, Jaiswal launched an all-out assault on the MI bowlers while Buttler (18), Samson (14) and Devdutt Padikkal (2) struggled to get going.
Youngster Jaiswal led the 2008 champions’ batting charge and reached his century in the 18th over of the innings during the 1000th IPL game. In Riley Meredith’s penultimate ball of his over, Jaiswal hit a boundary, giving him his first century of the IPL 2023. The hometown hero, who had a promising IPL career, also made history by scoring his first-ever century.
Twitter Fan’s Reaction on Yashasvi Jaiswal:
HUNDRED BY YASHASVI JAISWAL.
What a knock by Yashasvi – century in 53 balls! His maiden IPL century, a night to remember for Jaiswal pic.twitter.com/i2NKwl1xui
— मोदीजी भक्त 🇮🇳🙏 (@dsawant956) April 30, 2023
The future of indian cricket is here!
— Remya Nair🇮🇳 (@remyanair718) April 30, 2023
Waah sher Yashasvi jaiswal ❤️#MIvsRR pic.twitter.com/o5kwJCLzVX
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) April 30, 2023
Yashasvi Jaiswal's inspiring journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and his passion for cricket. With a magnificent knock of 124 off just 62 balls, this was a breathtaking innings to remember!💯👏#MIvsRR
— Tejaswini Singhal (@tejaswinii__) April 30, 2023
@ybj_19 U BEAUTY ♥️#yashasvi #YashasviJaiswal #IPL2023 #IPL #IPL23 #RRvMI #MIvRR pic.twitter.com/MlTvFneXDA
— Harsh mehta (@iamharsh_k) April 30, 2023
I told 3 days back #YashasviJaiswal #jaiswal will smash big 100 and here we are 120+ what a knock.he is special talent and ready for all format. So much improvement in 1 year time.#MIvsRR #RRvsMI #MIvRR #RRvMI #IPl #IPL2023
— jigar saraswat (@jigar31) April 30, 2023
the 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal 🔥
His today's score is the highest score by uncapped player in IPL history. pic.twitter.com/VD2Ib68cmP
— Cricket With Shubhek (@cricket_shubhek) April 30, 2023
#YashasviJaiswal bhai tu kya khaye aaya tha?#IPL2023 #Cricket #NewsUpdates pic.twitter.com/YiWtVueLnL
— Ajaj Shaikh (@AjajSha08659998) April 30, 2023
#RRvMI 1000th IPL match – Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a hundred #yashasvi #YashasviJaiswal pic.twitter.com/bqBVACrd1F
— Yasha Mishra (@Yasha_yaar) April 30, 2023
In the lucrative league, Jaiswal is the fourth-youngest batter to record a century. The RR opener is the fourth player on the special list, just behind Manish Pandey (19 years, 253 days), Rishabh Pant (20 years, 218 days), and Devdutt Padikkal (20 years, 289 days). The Mumbai native also holds the IPL record for highest individual score by an uncapped player.
In the richest T20 league in the world, Jaiswal is the fifth Indian batter who has never won a cap to record a century. Jaiswal is the second batter in an IPL game where no other teammate scored more than 20 runs, trailing only the legendary New Zealander Brendon McCullum (158* in 2008). Jaiswal’s outstanding performance of 124 off 62 balls helped RR beat MI with their highest IPL total.
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