Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 13:13 IST

'His head is very still. He has got the capability': Sunil Gavaskar impressed with Indian youngster

Former Indian cricket team star has made a significant comment about Yashasvi Jaiswal's potential in the Test series against South Africa.

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Sunil Gavaskar stunned by Maxwell's shot | Image:Star Sports

Indian cricket will now be seen in action against South Africa on December 26, 2023, after successfully winning the ODI series. The KL Rahul led-ODI squad won the series by 2-1 on Thursday. The focus will now shift to the 2 match Tests as star veterans like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah will be back after the ODI World Cup.

3 things you need to know 

  • India tied the T20I series against SA by 1-1 
  • India beat South Africa in the 3rd ODI by 78 runs 
  • India triumphed in the ODI series by 2-1

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Sunil Gavaskar is confident in Yashasvi Jaiswal's potential to shine in the Test Series against SA

The legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has voiced faith in Yashasvi Jaiswal's ability to perform well in the forthcoming Test series in South Africa, citing the young player's temperament as a major advantage.


Jaiswal made his Test debut earlier this year against the West Indies. He had previously played well in local red-ball cricket. With a fantastic first-inning score of 171 runs and another noteworthy contribution of 95 runs in the second, the left-handed hitter had an incredible start to his Test career that bodes well for the future.

During an interview with Star Sports, Gavaskar discussed his thoughts on Jaiswal's skills. Sunil Gavaskar said: 


“Yes, it's going to be a test for him. But I do believe that he has got the capability to thrive in these conditions too. What I have seen of him in Test matches is that he plays the ball very late, his head is very still, he gets into the line quite nicely. He is not looking to rush at the ball. He plays it very late, he loves to give himself time in the middle,”

Yashasvi Jaiswal earned important experience playing in South Africa during the just-finished series' two T20Is against the Proteas. Despite a duck in the second T20I, he demonstrated his batting skills with a swashbuckling 60 in the third encounter.


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India’s squad for South Africa Tests

 Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk)


Published December 22nd, 2023 at 12:27 IST

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