Alastair Cook hails Yashasvi Jaiswal’s temperament against England

In the thrilling clash between India and England at Visakhapatnam, Yashasvi Jaiswal displayed remarkable resilience and maturity on the opening day of the second Test. Despite the challenges posed by the English bowling attack, Jaiswal stood tall and anchored the Indian innings with a composed century. His performance earned plaudits from former England captain Alastair Cook, who hailed the young southpaw’s temperament at the crease.

Jaiswal’s gritty knock was a standout amidst the fluctuations of the Indian innings. His century, the first on home soil and second overall, underscored his potential as a formidable Test batter. Previously, he had showcased his skill with a stellar 171-run debut against the West Indies last July. Cook, renowned for his batting prowess in Test cricket, commended the Indian opener’s composure under pressure, especially when support from fellow batters was lacking.

“He’s delivered when his side need it. It was an innings of maturity and skill beyond his 22 years. Yashasvi Jaiswal was absolutely outstanding. The rest of the India team were 158-6 on a pretty good wicket. If you take him out of the side their fragile batting line-up is still there. I wonder if England could bowl a bit wider at him. It might leak some runs, but it would add more risk,” Cook told TNT Sports.

Yashasvi Jaiswal brings up his maiden double-century

In a spectacular display of batting, the 22-year-old entered the record books with a magnificent double-century in the ongoing second Test of the series between India against England in Visakhapatnam on Day 2. The talented opener’s innings marked a significant milestone, as he became the first Indian since November 2019 to achieve a Test double-century, following in the footsteps of Mayank Agarwal.

Despite the challenging conditions and wickets tumbling around him, he exhibited remarkable composure, as he reached the 200-run mark off just 277 deliveries. Notably, he joined the elite league of Sunil Gavaskar and Vinod Kambli as the third-youngest Indian to achieve this feat and is the first left-handed batter since Gautam Gambhir to accomplish a Test double-century. He ended up with figures of 209 runs off 290 deliveries.