Yashasvi Jaiswal, the left-handed batsman from Mumbai, is one of the most exciting young talented cricketers in Indian cricket.
Playing for Rajasthan Royals and India U-19 cricket team, Yashasvi has impressed fans all over the world.
So, here we have listed down 20 interesting facts about Yashasvi Jaiswal
1) On 28 December 2001, Yashasvi Jaiswal was born in Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh in India
2) His father Bhupendra Jaiswal was an owner of a small hardware store, while his mother Kanchan Jaiswal was a homemaker
Yashasvi is the fourth of the six children in their family
3) From an early age, Yashasvi was interested in playing cricket, and at the age of 11, he left his home and moved to Mumbai to become a professional cricketer.
His father didn’t try to stop him from going to Mumbai as he was not able to feed his whole family
4) Jaiswal moved to Dadar, Mumbai, to receive cricket training at Azad Maidan
He used to stay at his uncle’s place in Worli, but couldn’t accommodate him for long as his house was too small
5) Jaiswal’s uncle got him a job at a dairy, where he was allowed to work and sleep
But, due to his tight cricket schedule, he was unable to help at the shop in between his cricket training and only used to sleep during his work
So, he was eventually thrown out of the dairy by the shopkeeper
6) After that, his uncle helped him get admission into the Muslim United Cricket Club in Azad Maidan, Mumbai
Here, Jaiswal used to stay in a tent with the gardener and groundsmen at the Maidan
In the evening, he usually had to sleep hungry and had to sell panipuris to make his ends meet
7) He lived in that tent for three years, and eventually, in 2013, Jaiswal’s cricketing talent was spotted by Jwala Singh, a local cricket coach who used to run a cricket academy in Santacruz.
8) Jwala Singh provided him a staying place at his home, took care of all his needs, and trained him every single day
He was the one who encouraged him to participate in various competitions and eventually became Yashasvi’s legal guardian by obtaining his power of attorney.
9) In the Harris Shield tournament, Yashasvi Jaiswal played a superb knock of 319 not out and also picked 13/99 in the match with his leg-spin bowling
His 319 not out knock and 13/99 was a record in the school cricket tournament
With that, 12-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal’s name got enlisted in the ‘Limca Book of World Records’
10) Yashasvi played school cricket for a couple of years, in which, he scored 52 centuries along with picking more than 200 wickets
Yashasvi Jaiswal was soon selected in the Mumbai Under-16, and eventually in the India U-19 cricket team
11) In the 2018 Under-19 Asia Cup, Yashasvi Jaiswal was India’s highest run-scorer with 318 runs
Later that year, during the under-19 tri-series in England, Jaiswal scored 294 runs in 7 matches, which included four half-centuries.
12) On 7 January 2019, Yashasvi Jaiswal made his first-class debut for Mumbai against Chattisgarh in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
He scored 20 runs in the first innings and remained not out at zero in the second innings to help Mumbai grab a sensational 9-wicket victory
13) On 28 September 2019, Yashasvi Jaiswal made his List-A debut for Mumbai against Chattisgarh in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy in Alur
In this match, he played an impressive 44 run innings but his team lost to Chattisgarh by five wickets
14) On 16 October 2019, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 203 runs (off 154 balls) against Jharkhand in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy
With this, Yashasvi Jaiswal ( 17 years, 292 days ) became the youngest double centurion in the history of List-A cricket.
15) In the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Jaiswal ended up scoring 564 runs in 6 matches at an insane average of 112.80 and was one of the top five run-scorers in the tournament
16) In December 2019, Jaiswal got selected for India’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup
After that, BCCI sent him to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore where his roommate was Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar
After the NCA camp got over, Jaiswal got to meet Sachin Tendulkar through Arjun who gifted Jaiswal with a cricket bat signed by him
17) Yashasvi Jaiswal was the leading run-scorer in the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which included a century against Pakistan in the semi-finals
18) In the 2020 IPL auction, Jaiswal was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for 2.4 crores
19) On 22 September 2020, Yashasvi Jaiswal made his IPL debut for the Rajasthan Royals against CSK in Sharjah
On 2 October 2021, he scored his maiden IPL half-century ( 50 off 21 ) against CSK in Sharjah
20) Yashasvi Jaiswal was one of the three players who got retained by Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2022.
On 7 May 2022, Yashasvi scored his second IPL half-century ( 68 off 41 ) against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
For that match-winning effort, he was awarded the ‘Player of the match’ trophy