Yashasvi Jaiswal, a rising cricket talent, garnered attention with an outstanding double century in the second Test against England at Visakhapatnam’s Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. His remarkable Day 2 performance, beginning with an overnight score of 179, swiftly led to his first double century in the 102nd over. He dominated debutant Shoaib Bashir with a barrage of boundaries, concluding with a powerful six to mark the monumental achievement.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s incredible feat in Vizag saw fans and players wishing him on the internet and praising the young gun who saved India on a day where other batters failed to make a mark against the Three Lions.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pieterson wished Jaiswal on social media platform ‘X’.
Jaiswal – one of the greatest stories in world sport!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 3, 2024
The 23-year-old was also wished by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who appreciated his effort for Team India.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 3, 2024
His off side strokeplay and lofted shots are a sight to behold. But what impresses me the most about this young man is his hunger for runs. A vital knock in the context of the series, very well played @ybj_19 👏🏽 #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/xy7mU4opqf
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 3, 2024
It was probably going to be Anderson’s last over. Maybe Jaiswal could have played him out and attacked the spinners. But what an innings. On a dream batting surface, the next best is 34. Without Jaiswal, it might have been very very tricky.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 3, 2024
3rd youngest Indian to get a test match double century Yashasvi Jaiswal👏🏻👏🏻
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) February 3, 2024
Jaiswal’s double century not only highlighted his immense skill but also etched his name in Indian cricket history. Achieving this feat at 22 years and 36 days, he became the third youngest Indian to do so in Test cricket, joining the ranks of Vinod Kambli and Sunil Gavaskar.