Navi Mumbai, May 11: Rajasthan Royals young left-handed starter Yashasvi Jaiswal reveals that he had asked fellow starter Jos Buttler to let him take the first ball against Punjab Kings at IPL 2022.
In that match, Jaiswal scored a brilliant 41-ball 68 to lead Rajasthan’s chase of 190 and emerge victorious by six wickets.
“I wanted to do it like I had been thinking about doing it, which I enjoy. I asked Jos bhai, could you please let me play the first ball? He said, yes, go and have fun. it’s under my control. Just focus on what I can do and have fun (against Delhi Capitals),” Jaiswal said in a pre-match chat with broadcasters Star Sports at DY Patil Stadium.
Jaiswal reappeared in the eleven after registering 20, 1 and 4 in the first three games.
When asked about the routine he followed while on the bench, Jaiswal explained: “I feel good and I’m excited about the game. I’m very happy to be here. Other than that, I was following my normal routines.” “I was meditating well, working on my game, skills and learning from the elders, talking to them about how I can do it when I get the chance. Of course Mr. Zubin (Bharucha) helped me and talked a lot with him about how I can be in a better position (to play). I was trying to improve and be ready for when the opportunity comes.” Jaiswal, who was player of the tournament at the 2020 U19 Men’s World Cup, feels blessed to play under legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara in Rajasthan. “We’ve had talks during practice, like about plans. Communication has been great and he provides helpful advice of a variety of kinds. I’m very happy to get the knowledge from the legend and very happy to be under him.”