Ranji Trophy Final: Left-hander Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 78 runs on Day 1 of the match against Madhya Pradesh at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Yashasvi Jaiswal. Courtesy: PTI
- Jaiswal played alongside Butler for the Rajasthan Royals
- Jaiswal scored 78 runs on Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy final
- Jaiswal expressed pride in representing Mumbai in domestic cricket
Left-handed batter Yashasvi Jaiswal said that rubbing shoulders with Jos Buttler at the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped him immensely. The southpaw is currently taking part in the Ranji Trophy Final for Mumbai against Madhya Pradesh at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and managed to score 78 runs in the first innings on Day 1.
The 20-year-old Jaiswal said that Buttler, who won the Orange Cap in the IPL 2022, advised him to stay focussed and go for shots in the hour of need.
“I try to follow his tips, which have helped me. Watch the ball, understand the situation and keep playing good cricketing shots that I follow,” Jaiswal was quoted as saying in a video uploaded on BCCI Domestic’s Twitter handle after the end of the first day’s play.
Jaiswal came into the final after making three centuries in a row against Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh respectively. He was looking good for his fourth against MP before fast bowler Anubhav Agarwal accounted for his wicket.
“I am happy that I made three centuries. I missed it today, but it is okay,” he stated.
The Young Turk also expressed pride in representing Mumbai at the domestic level. Moreover, he said that while playing for Mumbai, one can’t afford to be complacent by any means.
“It’s a proud moment whenever I wear this cap and I am really blessed. I am tough mentally because I am playing for Mumbai. While playing for Mumbai, all the time you need to be on your toes,” Buttler added.
In the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy, Jaiswal has scored 497 runs from five innings at an average of 99.40 with three centuries and one half-century to his name.