On the first day of the India vs England second Test, Yashasvi Jaiswal took center stage, remaining unbeaten at 179* as India reached 336/6 by stumps. While other Indian batsmen, including Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, and Shubman Gill, struggled to cross 35, Jaiswal’s elegant innings stood out. This marks his second century in Tests, and the way he played in front of legends like Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box suggests the potential for a substantial innings on the second day.
However, the day saw Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar leave the commentary box midway through the Test due to a tragic reason.
Amid the day’s play, news broke that Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian cricket team captain, and batting legend had to leave the commentary midway as his mother-in-law had passed away. Reports and posts from veteran journalists confirmed Gavaskar’s departure for Kanpur following the news.
Mr Sunil Gavaskar has been bereaved, his mother-in-law has passed away. Mr Gavaskar, in Vizag for commentary, is now on way to Kanpur. On Shanti
— Vijay Tagore (@vijaymirror) February 2, 2024
Discussing the day’s events, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s explosive batting posed challenges for England’s bowling unit on the first day of the second Test at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. By the end of Day 1, India posted 336/6 on the scoreboard, with Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin remaining unbeaten at 179* and 5* respectively.
Jaiswal showcased his batting prowess in Vizag, displaying maturity by holding his end and maintaining the scoreboard with effective partnerships. His composed innings featured a balance between attack and defense, accumulating 17 boundaries and five maximums, compelling England to reconsider their strategies.