Followed Rahul and Sachin sir's advice, says Yashasvi Jaiswal
The elation following Bangladesh's win in the U-19 World Cup 2020 final led to scuffle between the two sides. As the Bangladesh players stormed onto the field to celebrate their victory, players from both the teams got involved into a brawl. The two teams were also seen sledging each other during the match. However, Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal remained unperturbed all along. Here's more.
"That was because of Rahul sir and Sachin sir. They always told me one thing - 'let the bat do the talking'. So, I always keep that advice on top of my list. That's I didn't respond to any of the sledge," Yashasvi told TOI.
The ICC sanctioned five players from India and Bangladesh for their misconduct after what proved to be a historic final for Bangladesh. From the Bangladesh squad, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan were handed 6 demerit points, while 5 demerit points were slapped on India's Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi. "Players are expected to show self-discipline," ICC's General Manager Geoff Allardice said.
The talented Yashasvi was the leading run-scorer of the U-19 World Cup, having scored 400 runs in 11 innings at an average of 133.33. He missed a fifty plus score only once, in the game against Japan. The stylish southpaw also became India's second highest run-scorer in the tournament's history. Although India lost the final, Jaiswal piled up a 121-ball 88.
In 2019, Yashasvi became the youngest Indian to score a list A double hundred. From selling pani puris to leading the Indian batting attack in the Under-19 World Cup, his journey has been inspiring. Yashasvi, who was picked by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 2.40 crore in the IPL auction, could be a potential for the opening slot with no Ajinkya Rahane on offer.