Team India openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill’s partnership powered them to a comfortable win against West Indies in the fourth T20I at Lauderhill in Florida. The pair is being compared to the seasoned duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal downplayed the comparisons, adding that the veteran cricketers are legends of the game.
Yashasvi Jaiswal stayed unbeaten on 84 runs off 51 runs including eleven boundaries and three sixes. His opening stand with Shubman Gill notched up 165 runs with the right-hander scoring a 42-ball 77. India won the match by nine wickets, with Jaiswal winning the Player of the Match award. Speaking to reporters after the match, Yashasvi Jaiswal spoke about the comparisons of his partnership with Shubman Gill to Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. He said,
“What they (Rohit and Shikhar) have done is amazing. They are legends of the game. I just think that we just need to go and try doing what we can do. We have a long way to go.”
I try to gather as much information possible from the seniors and put that in my game: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal also revealed that he looks up to advice from senior India players and head coach Rahul Dravid. He expressed that he listens to their experiences and gathers as much information as possible. He also added that he tries to imply the learnings in his game. Yashasvi Jaiswal said,
“I go and talk with my seniors. We have amazing bunch of seniors like Rohit bhaiya, Virat bhaiya, Hardik bhaiya, Surya bhaiya and Rahul sir. The way they talk. I make sure to listen to their experiences. I just try to gather as much information possible from their talks and put that in my game.”
After a convincing win in the fourth T20I, Team India has levelled the five-match series 2-2. The decider will take place on Sunday, August 13 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.