In a conversation with RevSportz, former India batsman Dilip Vengsarkar revealed that he took Yashasvi Jaiswal to England when he was 14 or 15 years old. He scored in every game on that tour and from that moment on he knew that the left-handed batsman would go on to achieve great things.
I took Yashasvi Jaiswal to England when he…: Former World Cup winner reveals unknown fact about the young opener
India made a comeback in the five-match series by defeating England by 106 runs and leveled it at 1-1. One of the star performers in this match was none other than Yashasvi Jaiswal who scored his maiden Test double century in the first innings of the game. He broke many records by scoring 209 runs, the entire cricket fraternity praised the young superstar. Legendary Indian batsman and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, Dilip Vengsarkar, amid all the praise, revealed an unknown fact about the opening batsman.
In a conversation with RevSportz, Vengsarkar revealed that he took Jaiswal to England when he was 14 or 15 years old. He scored in every game on that tour and from that moment on he knew that the left-handed batsman would go on to achieve great things.
“I took him to England when he was 14 or 15 and as we all know, he comes from a very humble background. In England he scored runs in every match and we could see the hunger in him. I knew that this child would go far with his talent. He then went on to play for India Under-19 and scored a lot of runs in the World Cup, which further supported his cause of being selected by the IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals. I am very happy with him and now he is also the captain of Dadar Union, where I have played for 25 years,” Vengskarkar said.
The legendary batsman described Rajat Patidar and Satfaraz Khan as two of the most talented players he has ever seen but believes that they have not got enough chances.
“There are a lot of good players around. I think [Rajat] Patidar is good and I saw him play about four years ago. However, he did not get the chance then. Sarfaraz [Khan] It is good, but he also did not get the opportunity at the right time. I think the timing has to be perfect in these situations – give these youngsters opportunities when they are in great form. If you lose that time, the player can lose form, interest or fitness.”