Yashasvi Jaiswal Biography
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Yashasvi Jaiswal is a young Indian international cricketer, who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. The left-handed aggressive batsman plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yashasvi Jaiswal is one of the rising stars of Indian cricket. He has surprised everyone with his talent and hard work. He is the youngest cricketer in the world to score a double century in List A cricket. He is seen as the bright future of Indian cricket.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Birth and Family
Yashasvi Jaiswal was born on 28 December 2001 in Suriyawan village of Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh. His family was very weak financially. Yashasvi’s father Bhupendra Jaiswal used to run a small hardware shop in Bhadohi. His mother Kanchan Jaiswal is a housewife. Yashasvi is the fourth of six siblings. He was interested in cricket since childhood. At the age of 11, Yashasvi moved to Mumbai without any help to fulfill his dream of playing for India, where he had to struggle very hard. But with his hard work and dedication he learned cricket and fulfilled his dream.
|Full Name of Yashasvi Jaiswal
|Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal
|Surname of Jashasvi Jaiswal
|Date of Birth of Yashasvi Jaiswal
|28 December 2001
|Birth Place of Yashasvi Jaiswal
|Suriawan, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
|Age of Yashasvi Jaiswal
|Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Jersey Number
|Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Father’s Name
|Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal
|Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Mother’s Name
|Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Brother’s Name
|2 Brothers, Name Not Known
|Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Sister’s Name
|3 Sisters, Name Not Known
|Marital Status of Yashasvi Jaiswal
|Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Girlfriend Name
Yashasvi Jaiswal Looks
|5 Feet 6 Inches
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Struggle:
After coming to Mumbai, Yashasvi Jaiswal faced the biggest problem of living, because he had no place to live. Yashasvi had only one uncle living in Mumbai, whom he knew little. His uncle lived in Worli, but since his house was very small, he was not able to keep him in his house. So, he got Yashasvi a job in a dairy named Kalbadevi where he was allowed to work and sleep.
But after a few months, he was thrown out of the dairy as well. Yashasvi himself had told about this in an interview that ‘I used to work in Kalbadevi Dairy. After playing cricket the whole day, I used to get tired and sleep for a while. One day they threw me out from there saying that I only sleep and I do not help them in any way.
After being thrown out from Kalbadevi Dairy, he again faced the problem of accommodation. But his passion for cricket was so much that he did not even tell his family about his problem, because he was afraid that after hearing all this, his family would call him back and his dream of becoming a cricketer would remain just a dream. After wandering for a long time, he found a place for a tent to stay.
For many years, Yashasvi lived in the Muslim United Club tent in Azad Maidan, Mumbai. Here he used to work as a cook at night and practice cricket during the day. Father also sent money many times but it was not enough to live in Mumbai.
Jaiswal lived in a tent for three years and along with playing cricket, also did small jobs. During this period, there were days when he used to sleep hungry and used to sell Panipuri near Azad Maidan for livelihood. After three years of struggle, Jaiswal’s talent was recognized by cricket coach Jwala Singh, who gave him a place to stay and became his guardian and mentor. He also encouraged Yashasvi to participate in many competitions. After which his performance in local cricket started improving.
Yashasvi Jaiswal first came into limelight in 2015 when he registered his name in the Limca Book of Records by scoring unbeaten 319 runs in a Giles Shield match. After this Jaiswal did not look back. Then he was selected in Mumbai’s Under-16 team, after which he was selected in India’s Under-19 team. Jaiswal’s performances continued to rise and he was named player of the tournament at the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, which India won. After that he continued to showcase his talent with the bat.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Education:
Yashasvi Jaiswal completed his primary education from his village itself. He studied from BPMG Public School, UP. But due to weak financial condition he could not study much. At the age of 11, he left his village and went to Mumbai for cricket training. Where he completed his schooling from Rizvi Springfield High School.
Domestic cricket career of Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal made his first-class debut for Mumbai cricket team in Ranji Trophy on 7 January 2019, in which he scored 20 runs. After this, he made his debut in List A cricket for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on 28 September 2019. Jaiswal attracted national media attention in 2019 when, at the age of 17, he scored 203 runs in 154 balls for Mumbai against Jharkhand and became the youngest cricketer to score a double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. That season, Jaiswal scored 564 runs in six innings at an average of over 112, which included 25 sixes and 49 fours.
This incredible batting performance of Jaiswal earned him a place in the Indian Under-19 team and he was selected in the Indian team for the 2020 Under-19 World Cup. Jaiswal also took full advantage of this opportunity and made headlines by playing an unbeaten inning of 105 runs in India’s 10-wicket win against arch-rival Pakistan. He further increased his fame in the Indian cricket world by scoring 400 runs in just six matches in this tournament and helping India reach the Under-19 World Cup final.
Although India lost to Bangladesh in the final, Jaiswal was named Player of the Series as he also scored the most runs in the tournament. After which Jaiswal got fame in the entire cricket world. Many veteran cricketers praised him and some even declared him the bright future of Indian cricket.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s IPL Career:
With his consistently good performance, Yashasvi Jaiswal also attracted the attention of IPL teams. In the 2020 IPL auction, Jaiswal was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore. On 22 September 2020, he made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings. In which he got caught out on the ball of Deepak Chahar after scoring only 6 runs. That season Jaiswal could play only three matches and scored 40 runs. In the next season 2021 IPL, Jaiswal improved his game and as an opening batsman he scored 249 runs in 10 matches at an average of 24.90. On 2 October 2021, he scored his first half-century against CSK.
Before the mega auction in IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals retained uncapped player Yashasvi Jaiswal for Rs 4 crore. In the 2022 season, Jaiswal scored 258 runs in 10 matches at an average of 25.80. In IPL 2023 also, Royals retained Jaiswal for the same amount. He scored his first century in IPL against Mumbai Indians, although his team lost that match. Then, on 11 May 2023, Jaiswal created history when he broke the record of the fastest IPL half-century. Playing against Kolkata Knight Riders, he completed his half-century in just 13 balls.
In the 2023 IPL season, Jaiswal scored a total of 625 runs in 14 matches at an average of 48.08 and an excellent strike rate of 163.61. In which 82 fours and 26 sixes came from his bat. This brilliant performance of Jaiswal gave him a different identity in the cricket world and soon he got a chance to play in the Indian cricket team.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s International Cricket Career:
In July 2023, Yashasvi Jaiswal was selected in the Indian team to tour West Indies. On 12 July 2023, Jaiswal made his international debut in the first Test match against West Indies at Monica, scoring a century in his very first Test innings, becoming the highest scorer on debut after Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Became the third Indian opening batsman. He also became the 17th Indian to score a century on Test debut against West Indies. He played an innings of 171 runs in 387 balls with the help of 16 fours and one six. Whereas 91 runs were scored in two innings of the second match.
T20 cricket –
Yashasvi Jaiswal made his T20 International debut against West Indies on 8 August 2023. However, in that match he was out for just 1 run. Jaiswal has played 9 T20I matches for India so far and has scored 248 runs at an average of 35.43.
International Debut of Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Test Debut- 12 July 2023 against West Indies, Demonica
- T20I Debut- 08 August 2023 against West Indies, Guyana
- ODI debut- Not yet