“A very hot prospect for the future for India”: AB de Villiers On Yashasvi Jaiswal

Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal made an indelible mark on the international stage during his debut Test match in the ongoing series between India and the West Indies. The 21-year-old left-hander displayed extraordinary talent and composure as he played a sensational knock to help India secure a comfortable victory at Windsor Park in Dominica. His outstanding performance not only earned plaudits from the cricketing fraternity but also caught the attention of legendary South African batter, AB de Villiers.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s debut Test innings was nothing short of remarkable. Batting at the top of the order, he showcased immense maturity and skill, becoming the first Indian to score a century on Test debut since Shikhar Dhawan in 2013. With a composed 171 off 387 balls, Jaiswal etched his name in the record books by facing the most number of deliveries on a Test debut. His outstanding performance played a crucial role in India’s emphatic victory over the West Indies.

AB de Villiers, widely regarded as one of the greatest batters in modern cricket, praised Yashasvi Jaiswal for his standout performance. On his YouTube channel, De Villiers acknowledged the young talent’s exceptional abilities and expressed admiration for his composure and technique. Having noticed Jaiswal’s potential during the Indian Premier League (IPL), De Villiers recognized him as a special player with a remarkable ability to handle pace and spin.

“The player who stood out for me was Yashasvi Jaiswal. Right at the top of the order, in his first Test, it does not happen every day that a youngster plays his first Test and scores a century. The first time I saw him play in the IPL, I knew there was something special about him. You could look at him and feel how much time he has to face the ball,” De Villiers said on his Youtube channel.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s skill and potential have captured the attention of cricket enthusiasts and experts alike. The left-handed opener’s ability to face the ball with ease and make sound decisions against both pace and spin has impressed the cricketing world. As he embarks on his international career, Jaiswal holds great promise for the future of Indian cricket.

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“He has a lot of time. He is a nice, tall left-hander, the pace is not going to bother him. He has got time to make decisions and play, both against pace and spin. He is a very talented youngster, a very hot prospect for the future for Team India and I am happy to see him score that century in that match,” the ex-South African skipper added.

In addition to his century on debut, Jaiswal achieved several impressive records during the match. He became India’s 17th batter to score a Test century on debut, a feat that is testament to his early prowess in the longest format. Furthermore, he is now the fifth-youngest batter in Test cricket history to score a 150 on debut, adding to the significance of his brilliant innings.

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