Image: Twitter@Yashasvi Jaiswal
Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in fine form in the ongoing second leg of IPL 2021, and he showcased his class once again when his side faced the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on October 2.
The 19-year old batsman scored a fine half-century to help his side beat the MS Dhoni-led side. After the match, Jaiswal received a signature on his bat from the CSK captain himself.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was elated to get his bat signed by MS Dhoni as he took to his Twitter handle to post a picture of the same. The 19-year old called the CSK skipper 'an inspiration' and added that it was a great moment to meet him.
Having batted first, Chennai Super Kings seemed to have set the Rajasthan Royals an outstanding target of 190 runs to chase in the 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a fantastic unbeaten century off just 60 deliveries. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis (25), Moeen Ali (21) and Ravindra Jadeja (32) contributed with individual cameos. On the other hand, Rahul Tewatia was the pick among the RR bowlers as he picked up three wickets.
In response, RR got off to an excellent start as a result of their openers. Evin Lewis scored 27 runs off just 12 deliveries before he was dismissed by Shardul Thakur in the final over of the powerplay. Meanwhile, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 50 runs off just 21 balls. After the wickets of the two openers fell, it was RR captain Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube who helped the side get over the line.
Samson scored 28 runs off 24 deliveries, while Dube scored an outstanding 64 runs off just 42 balls. Even though RR won the game, they could not stop Gaikwad from winning the man of the match award for his fantastic 100.